Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Dictamnus.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of rutaceous plants, of a single species, D. albus, the fraxinella or dittany, a native of southern Europe and central Asia. It is an old inhabitant of country gardens, cultivated for its showy flowers, which are of various colors, and for its fragrance. The whole plant is covered with glands which secrete an oil so volatile that in hot weather the air about the plant becomes inflammable.
- n. botany A suffrutescent plant, Dictamnus albus (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A suffrutescent herb, Dictamnus Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.
- n. a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rutaceae
- Latin. See dittany. (Wiktionary)
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