Definition of Sweet gale
1. Noun. Bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves.
Group relationships: Genus Myrica, Myrica
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Gale
Literary usage of Sweet gale
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Poems and Translations by William James Linton (1889)
"She grew up through a plant; the plant so chosen We call in our North Country the sweet gale. THE ADVENT OF PEACE. OVER the red field strode an armed ..."
2. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1812)
"And sometimes I have found a few female florets upon the male catkins. soil, not unfrequent, and generally in large quantity. sweet gale. Dutch Myrtle. ..."
3. The Forest Trees of Britain by Charles Alexander Johns (1892)
"In no case is there any real connexion between the two substances. DUTCH MYRTLE, OR sweet gale. The manna of commerce, as has been stated before (p. ..."
4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"A shrub with very dark brown, ascending sweet gale stems 2-5 feet high, ... sweet gale is common on the margins of ponds and streams, or in swamps, ..."