Thim-e-le-a'se-e. L. Thymelae-a + aceae, Gr.

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a plant, fr.

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courage (thyme), +

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olive tree (oil), referring to the reviv-, ing odor; or

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to perfume, being used in temples as incense. Trees, shrubs, rarely herbs. Distinguished by toughness and acridity of bark due to bast-fibres. Leaves entire; flowers perfect; calyx regular, simple colored, 4-5-lobed, inferior; stamens perigynous, twice the calyx lobes; ovary 1-celled, superior; ovule 1; fruit nut or drupe; tropics; narcotic, poisonous. Genus: 1. Daphne.