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Hyssop

Hyssop

a plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste.

The hyssop of Scripture is supposed to be a species of caper (Capparis spinosa), but probably the name was used for several different plants.

Origin: oe. Hysope, ysope, OF. Ysope, f. Hysope, hyssope, L. Hysopum, hyssopum, hyssopus, gr, an aromatic plant, fr. Heb. Esov.


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