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bog myrtle

Origin of bog myrtle
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As he did so the shadows of every bush of bog-myrtle and each tuft of heather started westwards with a rush.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • 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 morning was heavy with dew; the scent of bog-myrtle drugged the air.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • It was covered with grass and low bushes, bog-myrtle, she thought, and a big flock of sheep were feeding there.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • Now and again there was the sharp twang in it of the bog-myrtle, sweltering in the sunglow.

  • Sometimes, however, he used to lie out with Whitefoot, hidden deep among the bog-myrtle and small silvery willows.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • The moth is out in April and May, and sits on the twigs of heather and the stems of bog-myrtle.

  • Once more he scented the bog-myrtle and was the lad of the night rescue by the White Loch.

    Patsy S. R. Crockett
  • The ling and heather were springy under her feet, and the air was sweet with the scent of the bog-myrtle.

    Hyacinth George A. Birmingham
  • Was it the damp that brought the perfumes of the moorland so distinctly toward them—the bog-myrtle, the water-mint and wild thyme?

British Dictionary definitions for bog-myrtle

bog myrtle

another name for sweet gale
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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