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dittany

noun dit·ta·ny \ˈdi-tə-nē\
plural dit·ta·nies

Definition of DITTANY

1
:  a pink-flowered mint (Origanum dictamnus) that is native to Crete
2
:  a North American mint (Cunila origanoides) having purplish or white flowers

Origin of DITTANY

Middle English ditoyne, detony from Anglo-French ditayne, from Latin dictamnum, from Greek diktamnon
First Known Use: 12th century

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