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- another term for bog myrtle
- ‘In this zone females were often encountered perching on sweet gale (Myrica gale; Myricaceae, bayberries) several meters from the shore.’
- ‘Low over the swamp birch and sweet gale, the broad torment of their shadows fall on the marsh's invisible busy and small.’
- ‘The sweet gale or bayberry family is made up of about 50 species of shrubs and trees.’
- ‘Scanlon said she was unsure that she agreed with the change of name from bog myrtle to sweet gale, however.’
- ‘Plants in the bean family, along with sweet gales, mountain lilacs, and sweet ferns, have a symbiotic relationship with bacteria which form nodules on their roots.’
Mid 17th century: gale from Old English gagel, gagelle, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gagel, German Gagel.
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