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1 See B. xii. c. 7.
2 Of Media.
3 Its fruit will ripen in France, as far north as Tours. It is the Zizyphus vulgaris of Lamarck. It resembles a small plum, and is sometimes used as a sweetmeat. The confection sold as jujube paste is not the dried jelly of this fruit, but merely gum arabic and sugar, coloured.
4 A variety of the jujube, Fée is inclined to think. A nut-peach has also been suggested.
5 A.U.C. 779.
6 Or perhaps embankment: "agger."
7 A reddish colour. For the composition of this colour, see B. xxxv. c. 24.
8 "Lanata;" perhaps rather the "downy" fruit; a variety of quince, Fée thinks. Pliny probably had never seen this fruit, in his opinion, and only speaks after Virgil, Eel. ii. 1. 51. "Ipse ego cana legam tenera lanugine mala."
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