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DITTANY, noun [Latin , Gr.] The white dittany is a plant of the genus Dictamnus. Its leaves are covered with a white down; in smell, they resemble lemon-thyme, but are more aromatic. When fresh, they yield an essential oil.

Th dittany of crete is a species of Origanum, and the bastard dittany is a species of Marrubium.