sweet gale


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sweet gale

n.
A deciduous shrub (Myrica gale) of northern Eurasian and North American wetlands, having clusters of small unisexual flowers and aromatic resinous leaves used medicinally and in brewing.
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sweet gale

n
(Plants) a shrub, Myrica gale, of northern swamp regions, having yellow catkin-like flowers and aromatic leaves: family Myricaceae. Also called: bog myrtle Often shortened to: gale
[C17: see gale2]
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Noun1.sweet gale - bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leavessweet gale - bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves
genus Myrica, Myrica - deciduous aromatic shrubs or small trees
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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These botanicals, endemic to the Scottish island, are apple mint, sweet chamomile, creeping thistle, downy birch, elder, gorse, hawthorn, heather, juniper, lady's bedstraw, lemon balm, meadowsweet, mugwort, red clover, spearmint, sweet cicely, bog myrtle (sweet gale), tansy, water mint, white clover, wild thyme, and wood sage.
n | Helygen yrtle' aesneg edin d 'Bog myrtle' ydi'r enw Saesneg mwyaf cyffredin ar yr helygen Fair, ond mae yna enwau Saesneg eraill hefyd fel, 'sweet gale' a 'gold withy'.
The stables at Bani Gala now look cozier than the ones in Raiwind and the horses are sniffing at the sweet gale blowing atop that mountainous residence.
Sweet rocket, sweet amber, sweet gale. Sweet sultan, sweet Wilson of saxifrage.
Racing Post Ratings Simon Turner Sweet Gale (7.20 Wolverhampton) Hit form with a bang last month, winning back-to-back races in great style.
For the deciduous shrub functional type, the groups include willow (Salix sp.), birch (Betula sp.), blueberry-bearberry-soapberry (Vaccinium uliginosum, Arctostaphylos sp., Shepherdia Canadensis), and sweet gale (Myrica gale).
WINDSOR: 6.10 Ghost, 6.40 Fire King, 7.10 Chocolate Cookie (nap), 7.45 Sweet Gale, 8.15 Block Party, 8.45 Hollow Green.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.10 Danzoe, 2.40 Musiara, 3.15 Sweet Gale, 3.50 Rendezvous (nb), 4.25 Into The Light, 5.00 Lacrosse, 5.30 Shakespeare's Son.
LEICESTER: 2.10 Danzoe, 2.40 Musiara, 3.15 Sweet Gale, 3.50 Rendezvous, 4.25 Into The Light, 5.00 Lacrosse, 5.30 Shakespeare's Son.
The area is being replanted with a variety of wetland flowers, such as blue wood aster and trailing arbutus, and native wetland shrubs, such as sweet fern, buttonbush, speckled alder, sweet gale and swamp rose.
Seb Sanders moved further clear at the head of the jockeys' championship and notched up a halfcentury of wins for the season with a 287-1 treble aboard Swallow Star, Leonard Charles and Sweet Gale at Lingfield.
Meanwhile Seb Sanders moved further clear at the head of the jockeys' championship and notched up a half-century of wins for the season with a 287-1 treble aboard Swallow Star, Leonard Charles and Sweet Gale at Lingfield.