from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cistaceous plant, Hudsonia tomentosa, a little heathlike shrub of sandy shores.
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There were patches of snowy sand-myrtle and yellow poverty-plant growing around our table; tiny, hardy, heath-like creatures, delicately wrought with bloom as if for a king's palace; irrepressible and lovely offspring of the yearning for beauty that hides in the poorest place of earth.
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