Definition of Myrica gale

1. Noun. Bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves.

Exact synonyms: Scotch Gale, Sweet Gale
Group relationships: Genus Myrica, Myrica
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Myrica gale

1. Noun. A species of flowering plant, of the genus ''Myrica'', native to Europe and North America, typically growing in peat bogs ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrica Gale

Myosotis
Myosotis scorpiodes
Myosotis sylvatica
Myotis
Myotis leucifugus
Myotis velifer
Myr
Myra
Myrcia
Myrciaria
Myrciaria cauliflora
Myrdal
Myriapoda
Myrica
Myrica cerifera
Myrica gale (current term)
Myrica pensylvanica
Myricaceae
Myricales
Myricaria
Myricaria germanica
Myriophyllum
Myristica
Myristica fragrans
Myristicaceae
Myrmecia
Myrmecobius
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Myrmecophaga
Myrmecophaga jubata

Literary usage of Myrica gale

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Myrica gale, L.—Cumb. Hal. Wr., EDS Gloss. C. 8; E. Bord. Bot. ... Myrica gale, L.—Yks. The general book-name, from its pleasant aromatic odour. Prior, p. ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Type species, Myrica gale L. Besides the following species, another occurs in ... Myrica gale L. Sp. PI. 1024. 1753. A shrub, usually strictly dioecious, ..."

3. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"... the country for Myrica gale ; but I was not very well, and hardly thought my botanical success in finding the •• Scented ..."

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