Dictamnus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dictamnus a dicotyledonous genus of the family Rutaceae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dictamnus dĭk*tăm"nŭs (Bot) A suffrutescent herb, Dictamnus Fraxinellathe only species), with strong perfume and showy flowers. The volatile oil of the leaves is highly inflammable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dictamnus A plant of the genus Dictamnus.
    • n dictamnus [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of rutaceous plants, of a single species, D. albus, the fraxinella or dittany, a native of southern Europe and central Asia. It is an old inhabitant of country gardens, cultivated for its showy flowers, which are of various colors, and for its fragrance. The whole plant is covered with glands which secrete an oil so volatile that in hot weather the air about the plant becomes inflammable.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Dittany

Usage

In literature:

The other is the Dictamnus, or gas plant.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
DIT'TANY, the popular name of the plants of the genus Dictamnus, an herb of the rue family (Rutaceae), found in the Mediterranean region.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
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