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  1. goat's rue, goat rue, Galega officinalis(noun)

    tall bushy European perennial grown for its pinnate foliage and slender spikes of blue flowers; sometimes used medicinally

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  1. Galega officinalis

    Galega officinalis, commonly known as goat's rue, French lilac, Italian fitch or professor-weed, is an herbaceous plant in the Faboideae subfamily. It is native to the Middle East, but it has been naturalised in Europe, western Asia, and western Pakistan. The plant has been extensively cultivated as a forage crop, an ornamental, a bee plant and as green manure. Its name derives from gale and ega, as Galega has been used as a galactogogue in small domestic animals. Galega bicolor is a synonym. It is a hardy perennial that blooms in the summer months. Galega is used as a food plant by the larva of Coleophora vicinella, a species of moth.

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