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dittany

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noun dit·ta·ny \ˈdi-tə-nē\

Definition of dittany

plural dittanies

  1. 1 :  a pink-flowered mint (Origanum dictamnus) that is native to Crete

  2. 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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