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A southern European shrub with blue or white flowers, grown as an ornamental.
- ‘I have a chaste tree with a nice full shape, but the upper limbs seem spindly, and they all lean in one direction.’
- ‘In a double-blind study published in the British Medical Journal last year, irritability and bloating decreased twice as much in women taking chaste tree as in a placebo group.’
- ‘Some of the herbs that are listed as ingredients include damiana, chaste tree, black cohosh and saw palmetto.’
- ‘Eating a whole foods diet, trying acupuncture, and taking herbs like chaste tree (Virex agnus-castus) may, after several months, ease symptoms.’
Mid 16th century: so named because of its association with chastity in sacrifices to Ceres.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.