- the bark of the wax myrtle.
- the bark of the bayberry.
Origin of myrica
1700–10; < Latin < Greek myrī́kē a shrub, the tamarisk
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for myrica
The Myrica (“Gale” or bog-myrtle) is very abundant, and a useful preventive against the moth if placed in wardrobes or drawers.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
They saw the valuable wax-berry, (Myrica cerifera), yielding its clusters of white wax-coated fruit.The Young Yagers
Myrica Gale, which I had not before met with in Westbothnia, grew sparingly in the marshes.Lachesis Lapponica
Carl von Linn
Frisius appears in this legend as the maker of the map, with Mercator and Myrica as the engravers.Terrestrial and Celestial Globes Vol I
Edward Luther Stevenson
Bayberry-tallow is greenish in color, and is obtained by boiling the berries of the bayberry, or wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera).
- the dried root bark of the wax myrtle, used as a tonic and to treat diarrhoea
C18: via Latin from Greek murikē the tamarisk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012