Definition of Herb of grace
1. Noun. European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy.
Terms within: Rue
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Ruta, Ruta
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Literary usage of Herb of grace
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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"Called herb of grace, and often alluded to ; conjectured to be so called because used in exorcisms against evil spirits. See TJ Here did she drop a tear ..."
2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"See Herb of Grace. Herb Eve. (1) Plantago Coronopus, L.—Ger. ... 111. Herb Grace. Ruta graveolens, L.—Lyte. See Herb of Grace. ..."
3. A Glossary to the Works of William Shakespeare by Alexander Dyce (1902)
"1839: According to Henley, "The following passage from Greene's Quip for an Upstart Courtier will furnish the best reason for calling rue herb of grace o' ..."