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  • ‘It is also called kingsfoil,’ said Aragorn; ‘and maybe you know it by that name, for so the country-folk call it in these latter days.’

    The Lord of the Rings

  • ‘Your lordship asked for kingsfoil, as the rustics name it, he said; or athelas in the noble tongue, or to those who know somewhat of the Valinorean ...’

    The Lord of the Rings

  • ‘And now, dame, if you love the Lord Faramir, run as quick as your tongue and get me kingsfoil, if there is a leaf in the City.’

    The Lord of the Rings

  • ‘I do so,’ said Aragorn, ‘and I care not whether you say now asëa aranion or kingsfoil, so long as you have some.’

    The Lord of the Rings

  • ‘It is kingsfoil, Sir,’ he said; ‘but not fresh, I fear.

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  • Why, I have never heard that it had any great virtue; and indeed I have often said to my sisters when we came upon it growing in the woods: “kingsfoil” I said, “‘tis a strange name, and I wonder why ‘tis called so; for if I were a king, I would have plants more bright in my garden”.

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  • "Kingsfoil? Ah, that's a weed!" --Samwise Gamgee

    February 6, 2007