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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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