wild rosemary

  1. a bog shrub, Ledum palustre, of the heath family, found from the North Temperate Zone to the Arctic Circle, having leaves that are rust-colored and hairy beneath with rolled margins, and dense clusters of white flowers.

Origin of wild rosemary

First recorded in 1825–35
  • Also called crystal tea.

Words Nearby wild rosemary

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How to use wild rosemary in a sentence

  • And the wild rosemary is in flower—great bushes of it, lighting up the rocky hillsides with their delicate blue.

    A Spring Walk in Provence | Archibald Marshall