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(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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|Noun||1.||Myrica - 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
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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