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Meaning of DITTANY

Pronunciation:  'ditnee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  Eurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather
 

DITTANY is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: burning bush, Dictamnus alba, fraxinella, gas plant
 
 See Also: herb, herbaceous plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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