Dittany

archaic or obsolete terms > Herbs & Plants: Origanum dictamnus. An aromatic woolly plant native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers. A member of the mint family and form of oregano. It was believed that the juice of the dittany would drive away venomous beasts. It is an all purpose wound healer and pain reliever. It is especially use...
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Dittany

Dit'ta·ny noun [ Middle English dytane , detane , dytan , Old French ditain , French dictame , Latin dictamnum , from Greek di`ktamnon , di`ktamnos , a plant growing in abundance on Mount Dicte in Crete. Confer Dittander
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dittany

<botany> A plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete. ... The Dictamnus Fraxinella. See Dictamnus. ... In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family. ... Origin: OE. Dytane, detane, dytan, OF. Ditain, F. Dictame, L. Dictamnum, fr. Gr, a plant growing in abundance on Mount Dicte in Crete. Cf. Dittand...
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Dittany

• (n.) A plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete. • (n.) The Dictamnus Fraxinella. See Dictamnus. • (n.) In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family.
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dittany

any of several plants: European dittany (see gas plant), Maryland dittany (Cunila origanoides), and Crete dittany (Origanum dictamnus). The last two ...
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Dittany

Dittany is the popular name of the plants of the genus Dictamnus, a herb of the rue family (Rutaceae), found in the Mediterranean region. The leaves are pinnate, the large white or rose-coloured flowers are in terminal racemes. The whole plant is covered with oily glands, and the secreted oil is so volatile that in hot weather the air round the pla...
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Dittany

Dittany can refer to three different plants, the first two with similar medical properties, the second two closely related: ...
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