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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A myrtle warbler in a flowering maple tree repeatedly probed into the massed flowers.
▪ Dwarf wax myrtle is an evergreen shrub in the 2-to-4-foot range.
▪ I saw and heard several myrtle warblers, along with the first pine, black-and-white, and Nashville warblers.
▪ In that sorrowful but lovely spot, shaded with groves of myrtle, Aeneas caught sight of Dido.
▪ Other images of her were adored in a myrtle and a cedar.
▪ The myrtle was her tree; the dove her bird-sometimes, too, the sparrow and the swan.
▪ The wolf's yellow eyes shone, and he ran into the myrtle bushes, pulled Bertha out, and ate her.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Periwinkle \Per"i*win`kle\, n. [OE. pervenke, AS. pervince, fr. L. pervinca.] (Bot.) A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.

Note: The common perwinkle ( Vinca minor) has opposite evergreen leaves and solitary blue or white flowers in their axils. In America it is often miscalled myrtle. See under Myrtle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, from Old French mirtile, from Medieval Latin myrtillus, diminutive of Latin myrtus "myrtle tree," from Greek myrtos "the myrtle, a sprig of myrtle," from same Semitic source as Greek myrrha (see myrrh).


n. An evergreen shrub or small tree of the genus ''Myrtus'', native to southern Europe and north Africa.

  1. n. widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers [syn: Vinca minor]

  2. any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus

Myrtle, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 63
Housing Units (2000): 36
Land area (2000): 0.103924 sq. miles (0.269163 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.103924 sq. miles (0.269163 sq. km)
FIPS code: 44890
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 43.562649 N, 93.162899 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Myrtle, MN
Myrtle, MS -- U.S. town in Mississippi
Population (2000): 407
Housing Units (2000): 183
Land area (2000): 0.568773 sq. miles (1.473116 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.568773 sq. miles (1.473116 sq. km)
FIPS code: 50280
Located within: Mississippi (MS), FIPS 28
Location: 34.558152 N, 89.117436 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 38650
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Myrtle, MS
Myrtle (given name)

Myrtle is a feminine given name derived from the plant name Myrtus. It was popular during the Victorian era, along with other plant and flower names. Mirtel, a variant, is a currently popular name for newborn girls in Estonia.

Usage examples of "myrtle".

The day was away back in the alcheringa and it had been very still and very hot, and the whole tribe, with the exception of one man, lay amongst the bracken in the shade of big eucalypti and lesser myrtles and other scrub.

Above the tannin-dyed waters, an anhinga roosted in a wax myrtle and spread its wings to dry.

When the arbutus and myrtle berries are ripe the blackbirds are eagerly hunted, as at that time they are plump and make very savoury and delicate eating.

When the hunters tired of fishing, and when they wearied of crossing the sand-dunes and the glaring, shimmering beachglaring and shimmering on every fine day of summer-to poke off the mussels and spear the butterfish and groper, they pushed through the Ceratopetalums and the burrawangs, and, following the tortuous bed of the principal creek amid the ferns and the moss and the vines and the myrtles, gradually ascending, they entered the sub-tropical patch where the ferns were huge and lank and staghorns clustered on rocks and trees, and the beautiful Dendrobium clung, and the supplejacks and leatherwoods and bangalow palms ran up in slender height, and that pretty massive parasite-the wild fig-made its umbrageous shade, as has been written.

They attend a biker run in Laconia, New Hampshire, several weeks after the May 1984 run to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Myrtle was sitting in the room long known as the Study, or the Library, when Master Byles Gridley called at The Poplars to see her.

Myrtle Hazard waited until the steps of Master Byles Gridley had ceased to be heard, as he walked in his emphatic way through the long entry of the old mansion.

In some such way the grave warnings of Master Byles Gridley had called up a fully shaped, but hitherto unworded, train of thought in the consciousness of Myrtle Hazard.

It would hardly do to stab Myrtle Hazard, and shoot Byles Gridley, and strangle Mrs.

Such was the state of affairs when Master Byles Gridley was one morning surprised by an early call from Myrtle.

A day or two after Myrtle Hazard returned to the village, Master Byles Gridley, accompanied by Gifted Hopkins, followed her, as has been already mentioned, to the same scene of the principal events of this narrative.

Two notes passed between Myrtle Hazard and Master Byles Gridley that evening.

Two wings extended out toward the street, creating a garden-like area in the center that was planted with pink and gray caladium, banks of philodendrons and elephant ears, climbing roses, banana trees, bamboo, crepe myrtle and azaleas, whose blooms puffed in the wind and tumbled on the grass.

Before Dryas his Cottage, and indeed under the very Cottage itself, there grew two tall myrtles and an Ivie-bush.

On a sudden, the scene was changed: sorrow and lamentation were discarded, the glad name of Iacchus passed from mouth to mouth, the image of the God, crowned with myrtle and bearing a lighted torch, was borne in joyful procession from the Ceramicus to Eleusis, where, during the ensuing night, the initiation was completed by an imposing revelation.