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Dit"ta*ny (?), n. [OE. dytane, detane, dytan, OF. ditain, F. dictame, L. dictamnum, fr. Gr. , , a plant growing in abundance on Mount Dicte in Crete. Cf. Dittander.] Bot. (a)

A plant of the Mint family (Origanum Dictamnus), a native of Crete

. (b)

The Dictamnus Fraxinella

. See Dictamnus. (c)

In America, the Cunila Mariana, a fragrant herb of the Mint family.


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