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1 The Pistacia vera of Linnæus. It was introduced into Rome in the reign of Tiberius. The kernel is of no use whatever in a medical point of view, and what Pliny says about its curing the bite of serpents is per- fectly fabulous.
2 See B. xv. c. 19. The "carica was properly the "Carian" fig. "Ficus carica" is, however, the name given to the common fig by the modern botanists.
3 The parent of our Damascenes, or damsons. See B. xv. c. 13.
4 Supposed to be the Corda myxa of Linnæus. See B. xv. c. 15.
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