Definition of Bog myrtle

1. Noun. Perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bog Myrtle

bog asphodel
bog aster
bog bilberries
bog bilberry
bog brush
bog candles
bog down
bog hemp
bog in
bog iron
bog iron ore
bog kalmia
bog laurel
bog moss
bog myrtle (current term)
bog off
bog orchid
bog pimpernel
bog plant
bog rein orchid
bog rhubarb
bog roll
bog rose
bog rosemary
bog soil
bog spavin
bog standard
bog star
bog whortleberry

Literary usage of Bog myrtle

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1. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"It is rather difficult to describe, but most resembles that of the bog myrtle of Europe. The structure also differs, ..."

2. The Bookman (1895)
"Bog-Myrtle and Peat. By Crockett. $1.50. 4. Gibson's Drawings. By Gibson. $=;.oo. (Rus(Appleton.) sell.) 5. The Master. By Zangwill. $1.75. (Harper.) 6. ..."

3. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1863)
"The swampy margins of the lake were fringed with Myrica Gale the sweet gale or bog myrtle, a most abundant shrub in Canada, which, mangrove-like, ..."

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