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1 The resemblance of its name to the "pitys," or pitch-tree.
2 See B. xxvi. c. 39.
3 An Euphoribia with a ligneous stem, the Euphorbia pityusa of Linnæus. The characteristics of it differ, however, from the description here given by Pliny. It is no longer used in medicine, though, like the other Euphorbiaceæ, it has very active properties.
4 This, Fée says, is consistent with truth.
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