Drimys

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Drimys shrubs and trees of southern hemisphere having aromatic foliage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drimys drī"mĭs (Bot) A genus of magnoliaceous trees. Drimys aromatica furnishes Winter's bark.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drimys A genus of evergreen aromatic shrubs or small trees, belonging to the natural order Magnoliaceæ and nearly related to the genus Illicium. There are 5 species, of which 2 are Australian, the others belonging respectively to New Zealand, Borneo, and South America. D. Winteri of South America yields Winter's bark (which see, under bark).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. drimy`s sharp, acrid

Usage

In literature:

It was there, O best of men, that Drimi was adored by all the gods.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
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