bog myrtle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bog myrtle perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bog myrtle (Bot) the sweet gale.
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In literature:

Presently I had left the coast and was in a glen where a brown salmon-river swirled through acres of bog-myrtle.
"Mr. Standfast" by John Buchan
The bells ceased ringing; I descended the hill and returned homeward through a shady valley, full of the odor of pines and bog-myrtle.
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
And it will smell sweet as a Scotsman's paradise, with bog myrtle and peat.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Here, indeed, is the scent of bog-myrtle and peat.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
Sometimes, however, he used to lie out with Whitefoot, hidden deep among the bog-myrtle and small silvery willows.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
And the night was all wrapt in an odour of bog myrtle and flowers.
"Gilian The Dreamer" by Neil Munro
They were pretty girls all, and I remember particularly that Betty had a spray of bog-myrtle and heather fastened at a brooch at her neck.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Through the pine-woods he took her, his white wood-nymph, and through the low lands covered with bog myrtle, fragrant under her feet.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Here, indeed, is the scent of bog-myrtle and peat.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
The popular name of a plant, also known as the sweet gale or gaul, sweet willow, bog or Dutch myrtle.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
The air was filled with the poignant sweetness of the loneroid or bog-myrtle, meadow-sweet, and white wild-roses.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
This was another improvement; you used to have to tie the boat to a bush of bog-myrtle and jump into wet squashy ground.
"The Suprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion With Those of General Napoleon Smith" by S. R. Crockett
The bog myrtle, crushed under their feet, sent an aromatic, invigorating scent into the air.
"Red Rowans" by Flora Annie Steel
The air was fresh and sweet with the scent of bog myrtle, fir, and early heather.
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
There is the smell of bog-myrtle and ling in the air, and the sound of running water.
"Mearing Stones" by Joseph Campbell