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dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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There is no greater impediment to progress in the sciences than the desire to see it take place too quickly.

- G. C. Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799), German physicist, philosopher.