Dittany
Dittany Dit"ta*ny, n. [OE. dytane, detane, dytan, OF. ditain, F. dictame, L. dictamnum, fr. Gr. di`ktamnon, di`ktamnos, a plant growing in abundance on Mount Dicte in Crete. Cf. {Dittander}.] (Bot.) (a) A plant of the Mint family ({Origanum Dictamnus}), a native of Crete. (b) The {Dictamnus Fraxinella}. See {Dictamnus}. (c) In America, the {Cunila Mariana}, a fragrant herb of the Mint family. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dittany — can refer to three different plants, the first two with similar medical properties, the second two closely related: Dictamnus albus (White Dittany, False Dittany) of the rue family (Rutaceae) Origanum dictamnus (Dittany of Crete, Cretan Dittany)… …   Wikipedia

  • dittany — [dit′ n ē] n. pl. dittanies [ME ditane < OFr ditan < L dictamnum < Gr diktamnon, ? after Diktē, Mount Dicte, in Crete, where it grew] 1. a creeping, woolly herb (Origanum dictamnus) of the mint family, native to Crete 2. GAS PLANT ☆ 3. a …   English World dictionary

  • dittany — /dit n ee/, n., pl. dittanies. 1. a Cretan plant, Origanum dictamnus, of the mint family, having spikes of purple flowers and formerly believed to have medicinal qualities. 2. Also called stone mint. a North American plant, Cunila origanoides, of …   Universalium

  • dittany — baltasis diktonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Dictamnus albus), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dictamnus albus angl. burning bush;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dittany — raudonėlinė uolmėtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Cunila origanoides), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cunila origanoides angl. American dittany; dittany; frost mint; stone mint šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dittany — noun /ˈdɪtəni/ A labiate plant, Origanum dictamnus, formerly renowned for its medicinal properties; dittany of Crete …   Wiktionary

  • dittany — diktonas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūtinių (Rutaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Dictamnus). atitikmenys: lot. Dictamnus angl. burning bush; dittany; fraxinella vok. Diptam rus. ясенец lenk. dyptam …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • dittany — noun (plural nies) Etymology: Middle English ditoyne, detony from Anglo French ditayne, from Latin dictamnum, from Greek diktamnon Date: 12th century 1. a pink flowered mint (Origanum dictamnus) that is native to Crete 2. a North American mint… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dittany — n. (Botany) perennial herb with white flowers that discharge flammable vapor in hot weather; stone mint …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dittany — [ dɪtəni] noun (plural dittanies) 1》 an aromatic, shrubby plant of the mint family with white woolly leaves and pink flowers. [Origanum dictamnus (Greece) and other species.] 2》 another term for gas plant. Origin ME: from OFr. ditain or med. L.… …   English new terms dictionary

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