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dittany


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dittany  \Dit"ta*ny\,  n.  [OE.  dytane  detane,  dytan,  OF  ditain, 
  F.  dictame,  L.  dictamnum,  fr  Gr  di`ktamnon,  di`ktamnos,  a 
  plant  growing  in  abundance  on  Mount  Dicte  in  Crete.  Cf 
  {Dittander}.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  plant  of  the  Mint  family  ({Origanum  Dictamnus}),  a 
  native  of  Crete. 
  b  The  {Dictamnus  Fraxinella}.  See  {Dictamnus}. 
  c  In  America,  the  {Cunila  Mariana},  a  fragrant  herb  of  the 
  Mint  family. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dittany 
  n  :  Eurasian  perennial  herb  with  white  flowers  that  emit 
  flammable  vapor  in  hot  weather  [syn:  {fraxinella},  {burning 
  bush},  {gas  plant},  {Dictamnus  alba}] 




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