nepeta glechoma


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gill \Gill\, n. [Abbrev. from Gillian.]
   1. A young woman; a sweetheart; a flirting or wanton girl.
      "Each Jack with his Gill." --B. Jonson.
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   2. (Bot.) The ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma); -- called also
      gill over the ground, and other like names.
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   3. Malt liquor medicated with ground ivy.
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   Gill ale.
      (a) Ale flavored with ground ivy.
      (b) (Bot.) Alehoof.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ivy \I"vy\, n.; pl. Ivies. [AS. [imac]fig; akin to OHG. ebawi,
   ebah, G. epheu.] (Bot.)
   A plant of the genus Hedera (Hedera helix), common in
   Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and
   mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the
   berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees
   by rootlike fibers.
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         Direct
         The clasping ivy where to climb.         --Milton.
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         Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere.   --Milton.
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   American ivy. (Bot.) See Virginia creeper.

   English ivy (Bot.), a popular name in America for the ivy
      proper (Hedera helix).

   German ivy (Bot.), a creeping plant, with smooth, succulent
      stems, and fleshy, light-green leaves; a species of
      Senecio (Senecio scandens).

   Ground ivy. (Bot.) Gill (Nepeta Glechoma).

   Ivy bush. (Bot.) See Mountain laurel, under Mountain.
      

   Ivy owl (Zool.), the barn owl.

   Ivy tod (Bot.), the ivy plant. --Tennyson.

   Japanese ivy (Bot.), a climbing plant ({Ampelopsis
      tricuspidata}), closely related to the Virginia creeper.
      

   Poison ivy (Bot.), an American woody creeper ({Rhus
      Toxicodendron}), with trifoliate leaves, and
      greenish-white berries. It is exceedingly poisonous to the
      touch for most persons.

   To pipe in an ivy leaf, to console one's self as best one
      can. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   West Indian ivy, a climbing plant of the genus
      Marcgravia.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alehoof \Ale"hoof`\ ([=a]l"h[=oo]f`), n. [AS. h[=o]fe ground
   ivy; the first part is perh. a corruption: cf. OE. heyhowe
   hedgehove, ground ivy, "in old MSS. heyhowe, heyoue, haihoue,
   halehoue." --Prior.]
   Ground ivy (Nepeta Glechoma).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cat's-foot \Cat's`-foot\, n. (Bot.)
   A plant (Nepeta Glechoma) of the same genus with catnip;
   ground ivy.
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