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The Greeks give the name of "erice,"1 to a shrub that is but little different from the myrice.2 It has the colour, and very nearly the leaf, of rosemary. It neutralizes3 the venom of serpents, it is said.

1 Probably the Erica arborea of Linnæus; see B. xiii. c. 35. It has not, however, a leaf similar to that of rosemary, with the sole exception, Fée says, of the Erica cinerea of Linnæus.

2 See B. xiii. c. 37.

3 It has no such effect, in reality.

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