dittany


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dittany

symbol of childbirth. [Herb Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173]
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So that will be twenty quid's worth of white dittany to go with the M&S meal deal, then.
'Dance All Night' is one of several Southern square-dance standards, but polkas like 'Dittany Tea', 'Pond Creek Polka, and 'Stonewall Jackson' (named after the Confederate general) which Cooper acquired in Ohio - 'down here in Kentucky, you can slip one in on them if you don't tell them that it's a polka - give a distinctively local flavour.
"A flower," he replied and the professor asked, "What type?" Gary supplied the proper name, dittany, for the poeticized one, which displeased the professor, who afterward explained that the Rutaceae known as fraxinella was, in fact, what Keats had had in mind, a flower that in hot weather emitted a flammable vapor and in classical mythology was reputed to expel arrows from the body.
Fifty-year-old bonsai trees--pine, maple, and hawthorn--dot the small (24-foot-wide by 28-foot-long) garden; below them grow are low-growing shrubs and ground covers, such as azaleas, dittany of Crete, ferns, and junipers.