from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous swamp shrub (Myrica gale) of northern Eurasia and North America, having aromatic resinous leaves used in medicine and tiny yellowish fruits clustered in catkins. Also called meadow fern.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a shrub (Myrica Gale) having bitter fragrant leaves; -- also called sweet willow, and Dutch myrtle. See 5th Gale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves


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