wall rue

wall rue
noun
small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North America
Hypernyms: ↑spleenwort

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noun or wall rue spleenwort
: a small delicate spleenwort (Asplenium rutamuraria) found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) in Eurasia and No. America

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a small, delicate fern, Asplenium rutamuraria, having fan-shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs.
[1540-50]

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wall rue noun
A small fern growing on walls, etc, one of the spleenworts
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Main Entry:wall

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wall rue,
a small fern, a variety of spleenwort, that grows on walls and cliffs.

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n. a small delicate spleenwort (fern) that resembles rue, growing on walls and rocks in both Europe and North America and sensitive to atmospheric pollution. Asplenium ruta-muraria, family Aspleniaceae

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  • Wall rue — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall rue — Rue Rue, n. [F. rue, L. ruta, akin to Gr. ?; cf. AS. r?de.] 1. (Bot.) A perennial suffrutescent plant ({Ruta graveolens}), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine. [1913 Webster] Then purged with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall rue — wall′ rue n. pln a small fern, Asplenium rutamuraria, family Polypodiaceae, having fan shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs …   From formal English to slang

  • wall rue — n. either of two small, delicate, light green spleenwort ferns (Asplenium cryptolepis or A. rutamuraria) usually growing on cliffs or walls in North America and Europe …   English World dictionary

  • wall rue spleenwort — noun small delicate spleenwort found on a steep slope (as a wall or cliff) of Eurasia and North America • Syn: ↑wall rue, ↑Asplenium ruta muraria • Hypernyms: ↑spleenwort * * * noun see wall rue …   Useful english dictionary

  • wall rue — noun a small, delicate spleenwort (fern) which resembles rue, growing on walls and rocks. [Asplenium ruta muraria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • wall rue — a small, delicate fern, Asplenium rutamuraria, having fan shaped leaflets and growing on walls and cliffs. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • wall rue — /ˈwɔl ru/ (say wawl rooh) noun a small delicate fern, Asplenium ruta muraria, growing on walls and cliffs …  

  • Wall — Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wall barley — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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