Definition for MYR'TLE

MYR'TLE, n. [myrtus; Gr. μυρτος.]

A plant of the genus Myrtus, of several species. The common myrtle rises with a shrubby, upright stem, eight or ten feet high. Its branches form a close full head, closely garnished with oval lanceolate leaves. It has numerous small, pale flowers from the axillas, singly on each footstalk. Encyc.

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