Definition of bog myrtle in English:

bog myrtle

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  • A deciduous shrub of boggy places, with short upright catkins and aromatic grey-green leaves with insecticidal properties. Also called sweet gale.
    • Myrica gale, family Myricaceae
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    • The air was heavy with the aromatic scent of bog myrtle.
    • Recently, attention has focused on oil distilled from the leaves of bog myrtle.
    • She developed a repellent based on the oil of the bog myrtle plant, which is said to be relatively successful.

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