Comptonia

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Noun1.Comptonia - one species: sweet fern
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
Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern - deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers
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A lively skirmish followed, which ended in the Eastern gentleman being upset into a sweet-fern bush, while the better bred animal abased itself before the shining one.
I have not heard so much as a locust over the sweet-fern these three hours.
Dosages: Externally, a strong tea of sweet-fern leaves can be applied to the affected areas of skin on dean cloth several times a day.