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Of a similar nature, too, is the vegetable production known in the province of Cyrenaica by the name of "misy,"1 re- markable for the sweetness of its smell and taste, but more fleshy than the truffle: the same, too, as to the iton2 of the Thracians, and the geranion of the Greeks.

1 Fée takes this to be the Tuber niveum of Desfentaines, the snow- white truffle. It is globular and somewhat piriform, grows to the size of a walnut, and sometimes of an orange, and is said to be most delicate eating.

2 These truffles or morels do not appear to have been identified.

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