Definition of Cretan dittany

1. Noun. Dwarf aromatic shrub of Crete.

Exact synonyms: Crete Dittany, Dittany Of Crete, Hop Marjoram, Origanum Dictamnus, Winter Sweet
Group relationships: Genus Origanum
Generic synonyms: Origanum



Lexicographical Neighbors of Cretan Dittany

crestless wave
creston
crestons
crests
crests of nail bed
cresyl
cresyl blue
cresyl echt
cresyl violet acetate
cresylate
cresylic
cresylic acid
cresyls
creta
cretaceously
cretan dittany (current term)
crete dittany
cretic
cretics
cretinise
cretinised
cretinises
cretinising
cretinisms
cretinistic
cretinize
cretinized
cretinizes

Literary usage of Cretan dittany

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Transit of Civilization from England to America in the Seventeenth Century by Edward Eggleston (1901)
"Not only cretan dittany, but white dittany as well, was esteemed efficacious against the poison of " serpents, mad dogs, and venomous beasts. ..."

2. The Transit of Civilization from England to America in the Seventeenth Century by Edward Eggleston (1900)
"Not only cretan dittany, but white dittany as well, was esteemed efficacious against the poison of "serpents, mad dogs, and venomous beasts. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The cretan dittany is supposed to be Origanum Dictamnus, a plant of the mint family, and of the same genus with the wild marjoram. The plant commonly sailed ..."

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