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moor myrtle

noun

sweet gale

noun
1.
an aromatic shrub, Myrica gale, of marshes, having lance-shaped leaves and yellowish fruit.
Also called bog myrtle, moor myrtle.
Origin of sweet gale
1630-1640
First recorded in 1630-40
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British Dictionary definitions for moor myrtle

sweet gale

noun
1.
a shrub, Myrica gale, of northern swamp regions, having yellow catkin-like flowers and aromatic leaves: family Myricaceae Also called bog myrtle Often shortened to gale
Word Origin
C17: see gale²
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