Myrica

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myrica

(mɪˈraɪkə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the dried root bark of the wax myrtle, used as a tonic and to treat diarrhoea
[C18: via Latin from Greek murikē the tamarisk]
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Noun1.myrica - deciduous aromatic shrubs or small treesMyrica - deciduous aromatic shrubs or small trees
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Myricaceae, Myricaceae, wax-myrtle family - constituting the order Myricales
Myrica gale, Scotch gale, sweet gale - bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves
wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
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