• WordNet 3.6
    • n Myrrhis European perennial herbs having pinnate leaves and umbels of white flowers
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n myrrhis A genus of dicotyledonous plants of the order Umbelliferæ and the tribe Ammineæ, known by its long-beaked narrow fruit, almost winged, furrowed seed, and obscure oil-tubes. M. odorata, the sweet cicely or sweet chervil of Europe, the Caucasus, and South America, is a long-cultivated graceful plant with white flowers in compound umbels, finely divided leaves, and pleasant-flavored roots and stems. The only other species is M. occidentale (perhaps better Glycosoma), found in Oregon, etc.
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