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Definition of the noun sweet gale

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  1. bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Sweet gale is the common name for the plant Myrica gale, a resinous shrub extracts of which have been used as an alternative to hops. See gruit. Sweet. water. collect. Sweet water collect is the term used to describe the stage in operation of a ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Culinary & Menu Terms (2000)

by Rodney Dale

Myrrhis odorata, also called myrrh; the flavour of the leaves resembles that of aniseed sweet gale sweet peppers sweet potatoes sweet woodruff sweetbreads sweetcorn sweeteners swiezy Swiss cheese Swiss roll Swiss steaks Myrica gale, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Plant-names (1886)

by James Britten

Sweet Gale. See Gale, Sweet. Sweet Grass. See Grass, Sweet : and add — (3) Zostera marina, L. — Ireland (Co. Donegal). Sweet Hairhoof. Asperula odorata, L. — N. and E. Yks. Sweet Hay. Spiraea Ulmaria, L. — Suss. Monthly Packet, N. S. ...

Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly


Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge: (1802)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Enconomy; Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts. In Four Volumes. Volume First[-fourth]. by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich

+ The sweet gale may be propagated either by seed, or, more speedily, by the divided roots, which thrive in almost every kind of soil, if it be sufficiently watered. There is another species of the gale, namely, the myrica cerifera, from which the ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

A plant, the bog-myrtle, also called sweet gale, from the twigs of which gale-beer is made.

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

The species are shrubs, as the — Myrica gale, Rhus, Myrtus, seu Eloeagnus, Sweet Gale, Sweet Willow, or Candle-Berry Myrtle.— Myrica montana, seu Buxus , Mountain Candle-Berry Bell. — Myrica nagi, seu Nageia, Japonese Candle- Berry ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Herbal Medicine (2016)

by Andrew Chevallier

Habitat & Cultivation Sweet gale thrives in wet and damp heaths and moorlands across northerly ...

Google previewThe New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture (1982)

by Thomas H. Everett

sweet gale (Myrica gale), ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1824)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements, a General History of Gardening in All Countries, and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

Sweet gale, myrica gale. Sweet gum tree, liquidambar styraciflua. Sweet herbs, 4131. Sweet pea, lathyrus odoratus. Sweeping, 1877. Swertia, felwort, pentan, dig and gentianeae, a H.

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1735)

Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also the Physick Garden, Wilderness, Conservatory, and Vineyard by Philip Miller

Sweet Gale, Sweet Willow, or Dutch Myrtle. a. Gale; au* Myrto Brabantic*. ft wilis, Caroliuienfs, baccata, fruttit racemofo, sejsoli monopyreno. Plui. Phyt. Candle Berry Tree; vulgo. 3. Gale; qu& Myrto Brabant it* fimilis, CarolInienfis, humilior, ...

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