from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of trees of the family Rhamnaceæ.


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  • a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented, pollen-laden flowers; of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods; of spikenard, that sickens; of hovenia, that makes men mad; and of aloes, that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray 1931


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