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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pennyroyal  \Pen`ny*roy"al\,  n.  [A  corruption  of  OE  puliall 
  royal.  OE  puliall  is  ultimately  derived  fr  L.  puleium  or 
  pulegium  regium  (so  called  as  being  good  against  fleas),  fr 
  pulex  a  flea;  and  royal  is  a  translation  of  L.  regium,  in 
  puleium  regium.]  (Bot.) 
  An  aromatic  herb  ({Mentha  Pulegium})  of  Europe;  also  a  North 
  American  plant  ({Hedeoma  pulegioides})  resembling  it  in 
  {Bastard  pennyroyal}  (Bot.)  See  {Blue  curls},  under  {Blue}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  Eurasian  perennial  mint  have  small  lilac-blue  flowers  and 
  ovate  leaves;  yields  an  aromatic  oil  [syn:  {Mentha 
  2:  erect  hairy  branching  American  herb  having  purple-blue 
  flowers;  yields  an  essential  oil  used  as  an  insect 
  repellent  and  sometimes  in  folk  medicine  [syn:  {American 
  pennyroyal},  {Hedeoma  pulegioides}] 

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