from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of evergreen shrubs of the north temperate regions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of ericaceous plants of the tribe Rhodoreæ.

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  • n. evergreen shrubs of north temperate regions


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  • Movement for Survival of Ogoni People president Ledum Mitee says the court's decision sends a message that Shell must be held to account

    Ogoni Leader Welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Shell Case

  • The shrub layer consists of dwarf birch (Betula spp.), willow (Salix spp.), and northern Labrador tea (Ledum decumbens).

    Southern Hudson Bay taiga

  • Conspicuous are the aromatic narrow-leaved white-flowered Labrador-tea Ledum palustre ssp. decumbens and, on richer drier soils, the purple-flowered Lapland rose-bay Rhododendron lapponicum.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • Shrubs include members of the heath family (Rhododendron macromulata, R. dahurica, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and wild rosemary (Ledum palustre).

    Mongolian-Manchurian grassland

  • Bottomland bogs and other extremely wet areas are occupied by scrub-graminoid communities, including willow, dwarf birch, Labrador-tea (Ledum decumbens), bush cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa), and sedges (Eriophoum vaginatum and Carex spp.).

    Interior Alaska-Yukon lowland taiga

  • Forests with Ledum palustre, Vaccinium uliginosum, lichens and mosses in ground cover dominate in the ecoregion.

    Northeast Siberian taiga

  • The range of materials and processes used by designers included hand-crocheted organic hemp, organic cotton hand dyed with ‘Earthues’ tints, linen jersey dyed with ‘Ledum palustre’ aka ‘Labrador tea’, organic ‘predator friendly’ wool, hand-felted with rainwater and vegetable soap.

    SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Eko-Laborative Fashion Week Exhibit | Inhabitat

  • Poorly-drained sites support sedge (Carex spp.), Labrador tea (Ledum groenlandicum) cottongrass, and sphagnum moss (Sphagnum spp.).

    Eastern Canadian Shield taiga

  • The shrub component includes dwarf birch (Betula sp.), Labrador tea (Ledum decumbens), and willow (Salix spp.).

    Northwest Territories taiga

  • Rare species in northern Kazakhstan are: Ledum palustre, Oxycoccus palustris, Petasites frigidus, Eriophorum vaginatum, and E. gracile.

    Kazakh forest steppe


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