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Alchemilla

or Lady's Mantle. The alchemist's plant; so called because alchemists collected the dew of its leaves for their operations. Lady means the Virgin Mary, to whom the plant was dedicated.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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