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ˈwʊd rəf, -ˌrʌfwoodruff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweet woodruff, waldmeister, woodruff, fragrant bedstraw, Galium odoratum, Asperula odoratanoun

    Old World fragrant stoloniferous perennial having small white flowers and narrow leaves used as flavoring and in sachets; widely cultivated as a ground cover; in some classifications placed in genus Asperula

  2. woodruffnoun

    any plant of the genus Asperula


  1. woodruffnoun

    Galium odoratum, an aromatic herb.


  1. woodruff

    Woodruff can refer to two different things: 1. A type of herbaceous plant belonging to the Rubiaceae family, specifically the genus Galium. The most well-known variety is sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum), which is often used in herbal medicine and in the preparation of certain types of wine and spirits. 2. A surname of English origin. Notable people with the name include Judy Woodruff, the American journalist and author.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Woodruffnoun

    alt. of Woodroof

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Woodruff is ranked #1341 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Woodruff surname appeared 26,286 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Woodruff.

    82% or 21,560 total occurrences were White.
    12.5% or 3,304 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 563 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 560 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 155 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 145 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of woodruff in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of woodruff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of woodruff in a Sentence

  1. Willy Adames:

    After the first-inning run, Woodruff allowed a pair of third-inning singles in six innings, striking out 10 and walking two. Edman generated a run for The Cardinals in the first. He worked a nine-pitch walk to lead off, stole second, took third on a groundout and scored on Tyler O’Neill’s sacrifice fly. The Cardinals made The Cardinals 2-0 in the eighth when pinch-hitter Lars Nootbaar walked with one out, stole second and scored on Edman’s second hit of the game. ’ The Cardinals’s impressive, they know they have to continue to win to get to the postseason. They’ve been playing really good ball. They’re doing the little things and I think that’s why they’ve been so good right now. Jake Woodford -LRB- 3-3 -RRB-’ve to give credit to them.

  2. The Other Wes Moore:

    ' There are wanted posters all over your neighborhood for The Other Wes Moore, for the murder of a police officer,' judy Woodruff were haunted by the fact that a guy with Judy Woodruff name, grew up in the same neighborhood, a couple of blocks away, a lot of similarities, but Judy Woodruff end up working in the White House, and he ends up in jail.

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