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The fruit of Juniper us communis.
Characters. - Nearly globular, about one-third of an inch (8 millimetres) in diameter, dark purplish, with a bluish-grey bloom, a three-rayed furrow at the apex, internally pulpy, greenish-brown, containing three ovate, somewhat triangular, bony seeds, with several large oil-glands on the surface; odour aromatic; taste sweet terebinthinate, bitterish and slightly acrid.