from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fragrant shrub, Myrica (Comptonia) asplenifolia. Its leaves, which are fern-like in aspect, contain 9 or 10 per cent. of tannin. See Comptonia.
- n. The European sweet cicely, Myrrhis odorata, which has leaves dissected like those of a fern.
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