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autumnalia corna, a fruit the estimation of which varies. In Virg. Aen.III. 649, Achaemenides describes them, β€œvictum infelicem, bacas lapidosaque corna”, and Dr. Henry confirms the accuracy of his description: β€˜The cornus mascula (kornelkirsche) grows wild in Sicily, Italy, and even in Germany, at the present day. Its oblong, red, shining berries, consisting of little more than a mere membrane covering a large and hard stone, are sold in the streets of the Italian towns.’ Aeneidea, vol. II. p. 505.

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