myrtle-of-the-river

noun

Definition of myrtle-of-the-river

: a shrub or small tree (Calyptranthes zuzygium) with smooth gray bark, clusters of fragrant small white flowers and red to black berries

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First Known Use of myrtle-of-the-river

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Myrtle-of-the-river.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myrtle-of-the-river. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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