sweet gale definition by Webster's New World
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a fragrant marsh plant (Myrica gale) of the bayberry family, with bitter leaves and yellowish flowers
sweet gale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A deciduous swamp shrub (Myrica gale) of northern Eurasia and North America, having aromatic resinous leaves used in medicine and tiny yellowish fruits clustered in catkins. Also called meadow fern.