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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ruta, genus Rutanoun

    type genus of the Rutaceae; strong-scented Eurasian herbs


  1. Ruta

    Ruta (commonly known as rue) is a genus of strongly scented evergreen subshrubs, 20–60 cm tall, in the family Rutaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, Macaronesia and southwest Asia. About ten species are accepted in the genus. The most well-known species is Ruta graveolens (rue or common rue). The leaves are bipinnate or tripinnate, with a feathery appearance, and green to strongly glaucous blue-green in colour. The flowers are yellow, with 4–5 petals, about 1 cm diameter, and borne in cymes. The fruit is a 4–5-lobed capsule, containing numerous seeds.


  1. ruta

    "Ruta" is a Spanish word that translates in English to "route". In a general context, it can refer to a path or track between two or more points. Also, it can refer to a method or a course taken to achieve something. Furthermore, "Ruta" can also refer to a genus of strong-smelling evergreen subshrubs, popularly known as "rue". The specific context will determine its exact meaning.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ruta

    rōō′ta, n. a genus of polypetalous plants—the general name of the species is Rue.—adj. Rutā′ceous. [Gr. hrytē, rue.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ruta

    A plant genus of the family RUTACEAE. Members contain quinoline alkaloids.

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  1. RUTA

    What does RUTA stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the RUTA acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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  1. RUTA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ruta is ranked #34539 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ruta surname appeared 655 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ruta.

    88.4% or 579 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 37 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.3% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 9 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruta in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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