from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, white-flowered plant, of the genus Apium, that grows in marshy habitats
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cranberry, Vaccinium Oxycoccus.
- n. The umbelliferous plant Helosciadium (Sium) nodiflorum.
'You may believe it,' said Cuchulainn; 'if a flock of birds come to the plain, you shall have a duck with half of another; if fish come to the estuaries, you shall have a salmon with half of another; a sprig of watercress, and a sprig of marshwort, and a sprig of seaweed, and a drink of cold sandy water after it.'
You shall have the three sprigs, the sprig of watercress, and the sprig of marshwort, and the sprig of seaweed.
'Welcome, O friend Fergus,' said Cuchulainn; 'if a fish comes into the estuary, you shall have it with half of another; if a flock comes into the plain, you shall have a duck with half of another; a spray of cress or seaweed, a spray of marshwort; a drink from the sand; you shall have a going to the ford to meet a man, if it should happen to be your watch, till you have slept.'