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 for Bog myrtle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, upright stem,
     eight or ten feet high. Its branches form a close, full head,
     thickly covered with ovate or lanceolate evergreen leaves. It
     has solitary axillary white or rosy flowers, followed by
     black several-seeded berries. The ancients considered it
     sacred to Venus. The flowers, leaves, and berries are used
     variously in perfumery and as a condiment, and the
     beautifully mottled wood is used in turning.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The name is also popularly but wrongly applied in
           America to two creeping plants, the blue-flowered
           periwinkle and the yellow-flowered moneywort. In the
           West Indies several myrtaceous shrubs are called
           myrtle.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bog myrtle, the sweet gale.
  
     Crape myrtle. See under Crape.
  
     Myrtle warbler (Zool.), a North American wood warbler
        ({Dendroica coronata); -- called also myrtle bird,
        yellow-rumped warbler, and yellow-crowned warbler.
  
     Myrtle wax. (Bot.) See Bayberry tallow, under Bayberry.
        
  
     Sand myrtle, a low, branching evergreen shrub ({Leiophyllum
        buxifolium), growing in New Jersey and southward.
  
     Wax+myrtle+({Myrica+cerifera">Wax myrtle ({Myrica cerifera). See Bayberry.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bog \bog\ (b[o^]g), n. [Ir. & Gael. bog soft, tender, moist: cf.
     Ir. bogach bog, moor, marsh, Gael. bogan quagmire.]
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     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.
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              Appalled with thoughts of bog, or caverned pit,
              Of treacherous earth, subsiding where they tread.
                                                    --R. Jago.
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     2. A little elevated spot or clump of earth, roots, and
        grass, in a marsh or swamp. [Local, U. S.]
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  bogbean \bogbean\ 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 also
     bog myrtle, water shamrock and marsh trefoil.
  
     Syn: water shamrock, buckbean, bog myrtle, marsh trefoil.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bog myrtle
      n 1: 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,
           bog myrtle, marsh trefoil, Menyanthes trifoliata]

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