marsh rosemary


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Marsh \Marsh\, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See
   Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.]
   A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or
   wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also
   marish.]
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   Marsh asphodel (Bot.), a plant (Nartheeium ossifragum)
      with linear equitant leaves, and a raceme of small white
      flowers; -- called also bog asphodel.

   Marsh cinquefoil (Bot.), a plant (Potentilla palustris)
      having purple flowers, and found growing in marshy places;
      marsh five-finger.

   Marsh elder. (Bot.)
   (a) The guelder-rose or cranberry tree (Viburnum Opulus).
   (b) In the United States, a composite shrub growing in salt
       marshes (Iva frutescens).

   Marsh five-finger. (Bot.) See Marsh cinquefoil (above).
      

   Marsh gas. (Chem.) See under Gas.

   Marsh grass (Bot.), a genus (Spartina) of coarse grasses
      growing in marshes; -- called also cord grass. The tall
      Spartina cynosuroides is not good for hay unless cut
      very young. The low Spartina juncea is a common
      component of salt hay.

   Marsh harrier (Zool.), a European hawk or harrier ({Circus
      aeruginosus}); -- called also marsh hawk, moor hawk,
      moor buzzard, puttock.

   Marsh hawk. (Zool.)
   (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.

   Marsh hen (Zool.), a rail; esp., Rallus elegans of
      fresh-water marshes, and Rallus longirostris of
      salt-water marshes.

   Marsh mallow (Bot.), a plant of the genus Althaea (
      Althaea officinalis) common in marshes near the
      seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a
      demulcent.

   Marsh marigold. (Bot.) See in the Vocabulary.

   Marsh pennywort (Bot.), any plant of the umbelliferous
      genus Hydrocotyle; low herbs with roundish leaves,
      growing in wet places; -- called also water pennywort.
      

   Marsh quail (Zool.), the meadow lark.

   Marsh rosemary (Bot.), a plant of the genus Statice
      (Statice Limonium), common in salt marshes. Its root is
      powerfully astringent, and is sometimes used in medicine.
      Called also sea lavender.

   Marsh samphire (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
      flowers.

   Marsh tea. (Bot.). Same as Labrador tea.

   Marsh trefoil. (Bot.) Same as Buckbean.

   Marsh wren (Zool.), any species of small American wrens of
      the genus Cistothorus, and allied genera. They chiefly
      inhabit salt marshes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rosemary \Rose"ma*ry\, 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.
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         There's rosemary, that's for remembrance. --Shak.
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   Marsh rosemary.
   (a) A little shrub (Andromeda polifolia) growing in cold
       swamps and having leaves like those of the rosemary.
   (b) See under Marsh.

   Rosemary pine, the loblolly pine. See under Loblolly.
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