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 for Leiophyllum buxifolium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Myrtle \Myr"tle\ (m[~e]r"t'l), n. [F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a
     little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus, murtus, Gr.
     my`rtos; cf. Per. m[=u]rd.] (Bot.)
     A species of the genus Myrtus, especially Myrtus
     communis. The common myrtle has a shrubby, upright stem,
     eight or ten feet high. Its branches form a close, full head,
     thickly covered with ovate or lanceolate evergreen leaves. It
     has solitary axillary white or rosy flowers, followed by
     black several-seeded berries. The ancients considered it
     sacred to Venus. The flowers, leaves, and berries are used
     variously in perfumery and as a condiment, and the
     beautifully mottled wood is used in turning.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The name is also popularly but wrongly applied in
           America to two creeping plants, the blue-flowered
           periwinkle and the yellow-flowered moneywort. In the
           West Indies several myrtaceous shrubs are called
           [1913 Webster]
     Bog myrtle, the sweet gale.
     Crape myrtle. See under Crape.
     Myrtle warbler (Zool.), a North American wood warbler
        ({Dendroica coronata); -- called also myrtle bird,
        yellow-rumped warbler, and yellow-crowned warbler.
     Myrtle wax. (Bot.) See Bayberry tallow, under Bayberry.
     Sand myrtle, a low, branching evergreen shrub ({Leiophyllum
        buxifolium), growing in New Jersey and southward.
     Wax+myrtle+({Myrica+cerifera">Wax myrtle ({Myrica cerifera). See Bayberry.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Leiophyllum buxifolium
      n 1: low-growing evergreen shrub of New Jersey to Florida grown
           for its many white star-shaped flowers and glossy foliage
           [syn: sand myrtle, Leiophyllum buxifolium]

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