Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of the myrtle.
“In the house servants were moving about, lighting the fragrant wax candles of myrtle-berry and seeing to the comfort of the guests.”
“A deafening crash followed as we took our seats, while Monsieur de St. Gre's man lighted four candles of green myrtle-berry wax.”
“The door and windows were closed, and a green myrtle-berry candle was burning on the table.”
“A deafening crash followed as we took our seats, while Monsieur de St. Gré's man lighted four candles of green myrtle-berry wax.”
“The/Garland/of Meleager, l. 21, speaks of "the sweet myrtle-berry of Callimachus, ever full of acid honey"; and there is in all his work a pungent flavour which is sometimes bitter and sometimes exquisite.”
“Tymnes, and the green mint of Nicias, and the horn-poppy of Euphemus growing on these sands; and with these Damagetas, a dark violet, and the sweet myrtle-berry of Callimachus, ever full of pungent honey, and the rose-campion of Euphorion, and the cyclamen of the Muses, him who had his surname from the Dioscori.”
“The Greeks appear not only to have found in the myrtle-berry, the fruit of”
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