hyssop

Part of speech: noun

A bushy medicinal herb of the mint family.

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Usage examples "hyssop":

  1. And he spake of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes." - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)", G. Maspero.
  2. Hereditary monarch by French law and history, released from his heresy by the authority that could bind and loose, purged as with hyssop and washed whiter than snow, it should go hard with him if Philip, and Farnese, and Mayenne, and all the pikemen and reiters they might muster, could keep him very long from the throne of his ancestors. - "History of the United Netherlands, 1592-94", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. Parkinson says that in his day " the golden hyssop was of so pleasant a colour that it provoked every gentlewoman to wear them in their heads, and on their arms with as much delight as many fine flowers can give." - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.