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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cornaceae — the tupelo tree etc.
- proper n. A female given name
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of dicotyledonous trees or shrubs of the polypetalous order Cornaceæ, the dogwood family, known by the imbricate petals and single or two-cleft style.
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- n. tupelos: deciduous trees of moist habitats especially swamps and beside ponds
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XCVII, 236) relates an ancient legend regarding Tricomia, which he calls Nyssa and confounds with
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'I do worry a bit about the impact of all these on the landscape when they grow up, but I try to reconcile the planting by thinking of my great-great-great-grandmother, who was American - so that justifies the American species here, such as Nyssa and Red, Pin and Willow oak - and as for plants like magnolias from China, well, my wife is from Thailand so that is near enough.'
It's impossible to say: "As the depths of the sea cannot be fathomed by any human gaze," wrote Gregory of Nyssa, "so too the secret of Hell is impenetrable to all human knowledge."
I might vote for corkscrew willow Salix matsudana, or black gum Nyssa sylvatica, which is also a Plant of Merit.
Autumn brings a vast array of colors to the Midwestern landscape including Nyssa sylvatica.
Sands of Time has Five and Tegan battling against the servants of the Osirans, helped mainly by Atkins the butler who comes along in place of Nyssa, who is abducted at an early stage of the book.
My inflight entertainment this evening was the 94-minute VHS edition of this utterly brilliant 1978 BBC children's series, starring 16-year-old Sarah Sutton, several years before she became Nyssa of Traken, as the blind Diana who finds herself at the focus of ancient mysteries around the White Horse of Uffington in around 1902.
We have, as so often in Fifth Doctor novels, a rather good Nyssa storyline as she goes off investigating with dire consequences; Tegan is less well served.
Time to write up the two October releases from Big Finish - a Companion Chronicle with Lalla Ward reprising Romana II, and a new Five/Nyssa story set in the village of Stockbridge and partly in the twelfth century.
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