sweet gale

/swit ˈgeɪl/ (say sweet 'gayl)

noun
bog myrtle.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sweet gale — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet gale — n. a fragrant marsh plant (Myrica gale) of the bayberry family, with bitter leaves and yellowish flowers …   English World dictionary

  • sweet gale — noun bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter tasting fragrant leaves • Syn: ↑Scotch gale, ↑Myrica gale • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Myrica, ↑genus Myrica …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet gale — pajūrinis sotvaras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sotvarinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Myrica gale), paplitęs Azijoje, Europoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sweet gale — an aromatic shrub, Myrica gale, of marshes, having lance shaped leaves and yellowish fruit. Also called bog myrtle, moor myrtle. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • sweet gale — noun another term for bog myrtle. Origin C17: gale from OE gagel, gagelle, of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • sweet-gale — n. See sweet willow …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sweet-gale — …   Useful english dictionary

  • canada sweet gale — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : sweet fern 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sweet — Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for suadvis …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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