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Meaning of dittany

dit•ta•ny

Pronunciation: (dit'n-ē), [key]
— pl. -nies.
  1. a Cretan plant, Origanum dictamnus, of the mint family, having spikes of purple flowers and formerly believed to have medicinal qualities.
  2. Also calleda North American plant, Cunila origanoides, of the mint family, bearing clusters of purplish flowers.
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