Bog myrtle
bog og (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf. Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.] [1913 Webster] 1. A quagmire filled with decayed moss and other vegetable matter; wet spongy ground where a heavy body is apt to sink; a marsh; a morass. [1913 Webster]

Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit, Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread. --R. Jago. [1913 Webster]

2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Bog bean}. See {Buck bean}.

{Bog bumper} (bump, to make a loud noise), {Bog blitter}, {Bog bluiter}, {Bog jumper}, the bittern. [Prov.]

{Bog butter}, a hydrocarbon of butterlike consistence found in the peat bogs of Ireland.

{Bog earth} (Min.), a soil composed for the most part of silex and partially decomposed vegetable fiber. --P. Cyc.

{Bog moss}. (Bot.) Same as {Sphagnum}.

{Bog myrtle} (Bot.), the sweet gale.

{Bog ore}. (Min.) (a) An ore of iron found in boggy or swampy land; a variety of brown iron ore, or limonite. (b) Bog manganese, the hydrated peroxide of manganese.

{Bog rush} (Bot.), any rush growing in bogs; saw grass.

{Bog spavin}. See under {Spavin}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bog myrtle — Myrtle Myr tle (m[ e]r t l), n. [F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus, murtus, Gr. my rtos; cf. Per. m[=u]rd.] (Bot.) A species of the genus {Myrtus}, especially {Myrtus communis}. The common myrtle has a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bog myrtle — bogbean ogbean n. a perennial plant of Europe and America ({Menyanthes trifoliata}) having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at the water margin and spreading across the surface; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bog-myrtle — trilapis pupalaiškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupalaiškinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Menyanthes trifoliata), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Menyanthes trifoliate angl. bog bean; bog …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bog-myrtle — 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)

  • bog myrtle — /bɒg ˈmɜtl/ (say bog mertl) noun an aromatic marsh shrub, Myrica gale; sweet gale …   Australian English dictionary

  • bog myrtle. — See sweet gale. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • bog myrtle — noun a deciduous shrub of boggy places, with short upright catkins and aromatic grey green leaves. [Myrica gale.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bog myrtle — noun perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface • Syn: ↑water shamrock, ↑buckbean, ↑bogbean, ↑marsh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog myrtle. — See sweet gale. [1880 85] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myrtle — Myr tle (m[ e]r t l), n. [F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus, murtus, Gr. my rtos; cf. Per. m[=u]rd.] (Bot.) A species of the genus {Myrtus}, especially {Myrtus communis}. The common myrtle has a shrubby,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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