Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fruit of the myrtle.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the house servants were moving about, lighting the fragrant wax candles of myrtle-berry and seeing to the comfort of the guests.

    Calvert of Strathore

  • A deafening crash followed as we took our seats, while Monsieur de St. Gre's man lighted four candles of green myrtle-berry wax.

    The Crossing

  • The door and windows were closed, and a green myrtle-berry candle was burning on the table.

    The Crossing

  • A deafening crash followed as we took our seats, while Monsieur de St. Gré's man lighted four candles of green myrtle-berry wax.

    The Crossing

  • The/Garland/of Meleager, l. 21, speaks of "the sweet myrtle-berry of Callimachus, ever full of acid honey"; and there is in all his work a pungent flavour which is sometimes bitter and sometimes exquisite.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • Tymnes, and the green mint of Nicias, and the horn-poppy of Euphemus growing on these sands; and with these Damagetas, a dark violet, and the sweet myrtle-berry of Callimachus, ever full of pungent honey, and the rose-campion of Euphorion, and the cyclamen of the Muses, him who had his surname from the Dioscori.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • The Greeks appear not only to have found in the myrtle-berry, the fruit of

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