Definition of Sweet gale

1. Noun. Bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves.

Exact synonyms: Myrica Gale, Scotch Gale
Group relationships: Genus Myrica, Myrica
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Gale

sweet clover
sweet coltsfoot
sweet corn
sweet corn plant
sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup
sweet dreams
sweet elder
sweet false chamomile
sweet fern
sweet flag
sweet flags
sweet four o'clock
sweet gale (current term)
sweet goldenrod
sweet granadilla
sweet gum
sweet gum tree
sweet gum trees
sweet hereafter
sweet iron
sweet leaf
sweet lemon
sweet lime
sweet marjoram
sweet melon
sweet melon vine

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, ..."

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