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(1) Dedicated to heathen gods:

The

Cornel cherry-tree

to Apollo

Cypress

Pluto.

” Dittany

” The Moon.

Laurel

Apollo.

Lily

” Juno.

Maiden’s-hair

Pluto.

Myrtle

Venus.

Narcissus

” Cerës.

Oak

” Jupiter.

” Olive

Minerva.

” Poppy

” Cerës.

” Vine

Bacchus

(2) Dedicated to saints;

Canterbury Bells

to St. Augustine of England.

Crocus

” St. Valentine.

Crown Imperial

Edward the Confessor.

Daisy

” St. Margaret.

Herb Christophe

” St. Christopher.

Lady’s-smock

” The Virgin-Mary.

Rose

Mary Magdalene.

St. John’s-wort

” St. John.

St. Barnaby’s Thistle

” St. Barnabas.

(3) National emblems:

Leek

emblem of Wales.

Lily (Fleur-de-lys)

France.

” (Giglio blanco)

Florence.

white

” the Ghibelline badge.

red

” badge of the Guelphs.

Linden

Prussia.

Mignonette

” Saxony.

Pomegranate

Spain.

Rose

England.

red, Lancastrains; white.

Yorkists.

Shamrock

emblem of Ireland.

Thistle

Scotland.

Violet

Athens and Napoleon

Sugar Maple

” Canada.

(4) Symbols:

Box

is a symbol of the resurrection.

Cedars

” the faithful.

Corn-ears

” the Holy Communion.

Dates

” the faithful.

Grapes

” this is my blood.

Holly

” the resurrection.

Ivy

” the resurrection.

Lily

” purity

Olive

peace.

Orange-blossom

” virginity.

Palm

” victory.

Rose

” incorruption.

Vine

” Christ our Life.

Yew

death.


N.B.—The laurel, oak, olive, myrtle, rosemary, cypress, and amaranth are all funereal plants.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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