follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

sweet gale

noun
1.
an aromatic shrub, Myrica gale, of marshes, having lance-shaped leaves and yellowish fruit.
Also called bog myrtle, moor myrtle.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for sweet gale

sweet gale

noun
1.
a shrub, Myrica gale, of northern swamp regions, having yellow catkin-like flowers and aromatic leaves: family Myricaceae Also called bog myrtle Often shortened to gale
Word Origin
C17: see gale²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sweet gale

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sweet

8
8
Scrabble Words With Friends