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Botrys1 is a shrublike plant, which has small yellow branches, with the seed growing all round them, and leaves resembling2 those of endive. It is found upon the banks of running streams, and is used for the cure of hardness of breathing. The people of Cappadocia call this plant "ambrosia," others again, "artemisia."

1 The Chenopodium botrys of Linnæus, Cut-leaved goose foot, or oak of Jerusalem. See B. xxv. c. 36, and c. 11 of this Book.

2 There is no such resemblance. The name "botrys" was given to the plant from the little clusters formed by the blossoms.

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