noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English mirtille, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin myrtillus, from Latin myrtus, from Greek myrtos Date: 1562 1. a. a common evergreen bushy shrub (Myrtus communis of the family Myrtaceae, the myrtle family) of southern Europe with oval to lance-shaped shiny leaves, fragrant white or rosy flowers, and black berries b. any of the chiefly tropical shrubs or trees comprising the myrtle family 2. a. periwinkle I,1a b. California laurel

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  • myrtle — (n.) c.1400, from O.Fr. mirtile, from M.L. myrtillus, dim. of L. myrtus myrtle tree, from Gk. myrtos the myrtle, a sprig of myrtle, from same Semitic source as Gk. myrrha (see MYRRH (Cf. myrrh)) …   Etymology dictionary

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