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1 This is in reality not the modern bryony, or white vine, but the Tamus communis of Linnæus, the black vine, or taminier of the French, the uva taminia, probably, of Chapter 13.
2 In the last Chapter.
3 The shoots of the Tamus communis are still eaten in Tuscany as a substitute for asparagus, to which, however, they are inferior in quality. It is there known by the name of tamaro.
4 An absurdity, as Fée remarks, not worthy of discussion. The same, too, as to the next assertion.
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