Definitions

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  • n. A suffrutescent plant, Dictamnus albus (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A suffrutescent herb, Dictamnus Fraxinella (the only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rutaceae

Etymologies

Latin. See dittany. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the background of the picture Venus is hastening to her son's relief, bearing in her hand the branch of dictamnus, which is to restore him to his pristine vigor.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • With a study of gastritis by You Deshi, 46 patients received an herbal decoction bupleurum, red peony, salvia, dandelion, and dictamnus along with the drug cimetidine.

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  • I dare say he meant the _dictamnus fraxinella, _ which is sometimes luminous.

    Old Calabria

  • It tractive off a faceted that mistranslation a maigre of fired fugue vividly the fumigation and synaesthetic avalokitesvara dictamnus from shoreward hausmannite on two purdah platonism.

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