an aromatic shrub, Myrica gale, of marshes, having lance-shaped leaves and yellowish fruit.
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Also called bog myrtle, moor myrtle.
Origin of sweet gale
First recorded in 1630–40
Words nearby sweet gale
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British Dictionary definitions for moor myrtle
a shrub, Myrica gale, of northern swamp regions, having yellow catkin-like flowers and aromatic leaves: family MyricaceaeAlso called: bog myrtle Often shortened to: gale
Word Origin for sweet gale
C17: see gale ²
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