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bog myrtle

Origin of bog myrtle
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And the night was all wrapt in an odour of bog myrtle and flowers.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • And that's the Blairgowrie heather and bog myrtle; never a year but it comes, and it is like a call across the sea.

    The White Queen of Okoyong W.P. Livingstone
  • There is a moist, rich fragrance of meadowsweet and bog myrtle in the air; and how fresh and wild and verdant it is!

    Penelope's Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • His coat collar was pulled up to his eyes, and a fur cap, with a sprig of bog myrtle in it, was drawn well down upon his brows.

    Barbara Lynn Emily J. Jenkinson
British Dictionary definitions for bog myrtle

bog myrtle

another name for sweet gale
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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