Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a fragrant marsh plant (Myrica gale) of the bayberry family, with bitter leaves and yellowish flowers
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.