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myrica

[ mi-rahy-kuh ]
/ mɪˈraɪ kə /
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noun

the bark of the wax myrtle.
the bark of the bayberry.

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Origin of myrica

1700–10; <Latin <Greek myrī́kē a shrub, the tamarisk
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British Dictionary definitions for myrica

myrica
/ (mɪˈraɪkə) /

noun

the dried root bark of the wax myrtle, used as a tonic and to treat diarrhoea

Word Origin for myrica

C18: via Latin from Greek murikē the tamarisk
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