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bog myrtle

  1. sweet gale.
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Origin of bog myrtle

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for bog myrtle

Historical Examples

  • The morning was heavy with dew; the scent of bog-myrtle drugged the air.

    Gilian The Dreamer

    Neil Munro

  • The Myrica (“Gale” or bog-myrtle) is very abundant, and a useful preventive against the moth if placed in wardrobes or drawers.

  • This was another improvement; you used to have to tie the boat to a bush of bog-myrtle and jump into wet squashy ground.

  • The ling and heather were springy under her feet, and the air was sweet with the scent of the bog-myrtle.


    George A. Birmingham

  • It was covered with grass and low bushes, bog-myrtle, she thought, and a big flock of sheep were feeding there.

    The Angel of Pain

    E. F. Benson

British Dictionary definitions for bog myrtle

bog myrtle

  1. another name for sweet gale
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