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6 definitions found
 for Myrtle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Periwinkle \Per"i*win`kle\, n. [OE. pervenke, AS. pervince, fr.
     L. pervinca.] (Bot.)
     A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The common perwinkle ({Vinca minor) has opposite
           evergreen leaves and solitary blue or white flowers in
           their axils. In America it is often miscalled myrtle.
           See under Myrtle.
           [1913 Webster]

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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  myrtle
      n 1: widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny
           leaves and usually blue-violet flowers [syn: myrtle,
           Vinca minor]
      2: any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Myrtle
     (Isa. 41:19; Neh. 8:15; Zech. 1:8), Hebrew hadas, known in the
     East by the name _as_, the Myrtus communis of the botanist.
     "Although no myrtles are now found on the mount (of Olives),
     excepting in the gardens, yet they still exist in many of the
     glens about Jerusalem, where we have often seen its dark shining
     leaves and white flowers. There are many near Bethlehem and
     about Hebron, especially near Dewir Dan, the ancient Debir. It
     also sheds its fragrance on the sides of Carmel and of Tabor,
     and fringes the clefts of the Leontes in its course through
     Galilee. We meet with it all through Central Palestine"
     (Tristram).
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Myrtle, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    63
     Housing Units (2000): 36
     Land area (2000):     0.103924 sq. miles (0.269163 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.103924 sq. miles (0.269163 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            44890
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             43.562649 N, 93.162899 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Myrtle, MN
      Myrtle
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Myrtle, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
     Population (2000):    407
     Housing Units (2000): 183
     Land area (2000):     0.568773 sq. miles (1.473116 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.568773 sq. miles (1.473116 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            50280
     Located within:       Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
     Location:             34.558152 N, 89.117436 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     38650
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Myrtle, MS
      Myrtle
  

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