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Definition: marsh rosemary
n : any of various plants of the genus Limonium of temperate
salt marshes having spikes of whit or mauve flowers [syn:
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Definition: Marsh rosemary
, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See
pool, and cf. Marish
A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or
wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also
(Bot.), a plant (Nartheeium ossifragum
with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white
flowers; -- called also bog asphodel
(Bot.), a plant (Potentilla palustris
having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places;
(a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree (Viburnum Opulus
(b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt
marshes (Iva frutescens
. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil
. (Chem.) See under Gas
(Bot.), a genus (Spartina
) of coarse grasses
growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass
. The tall
is not good for hay unless cut
very young. The low Spartina juncea
is a common
component of salt hay.
(Zo["o]l.), a European hawk or harrier
); -- called also marsh hawk
, moor buzzard
(a) A hawk or harrier (Circus cyaneus
), native of both
America and Europe. The adults are bluish slate above,
with a white rump. Called also hen harrier
, and mouse hawk
(b) The marsh harrier.
(Zo["o]l.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans
fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Alth[ae]a
) common in marshes near the
seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a
. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.
(Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous
; low herbs with roundish leaves,
growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort
(Zo["o]l.), the meadow lark.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice
), common in salt marshes. Its root is
powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine.
Called also sea lavender
(Bot.), a plant (Salicornia herbacea
found along seacoasts. See Glasswort
Marsh St. John's-wort
(Bot.), an American herb (Elodes Virginica
) with small opposite leaves and flesh-colored
. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea
. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean
(Zo["o]l.), any species of small American wrens
of the genus Cistothorus
, and allied genera. They
chiefly inhabit salt marshes.
, n. [OE. rosmarine, L. rosmarinus; ros dew
(cf. Russ. rosa, Lith. rasa, Skr. rasa juice) + marinus
marine: cf. F. romarin. In English the word has been changed
as if it meant the rose of Mary. See Marine
A labiate shrub (Rosmarinus officinalis
) with narrow
grayish leaves, growing native in the southern part of
France, Spain, and Italy, also in Asia Minor and in China. It
has a fragrant smell, and a warm, pungent, bitterish taste.
It is used in cookery, perfumery, etc., and is an emblem of
fidelity or constancy.
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. --Shak.
(a) A little shrub (Andromeda polifolia) growing in cold
swamps and having leaves like those of the rosemary.
(b) See under Marsh
, the loblolly pine. See under Loblolly