Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given by the herbalist Gerard to a double variety of the dame's-violet, Hesperis matronalis, otherwise known as close (that is, double) sciney. The latter term arose from an early specific name, Damascena, which was understood as dame's scena.
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