dittany

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English[edit]

Origanum dictamnus

Etymology[edit]

From Old French ditan (French dictame), from Latin dictamnum, from Ancient Greek δίκταμνον (díktamnon), reportedly from Δικτή (Diktḗ, Dicte), a mountain in Crete on whose slopes the plant grew.

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dittany (countable and uncountable, plural dittanies)

  1. (botany) A labiate plant, Origanum dictamnus, formerly renowned for its medicinal properties; dittany of Crete.

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