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pennyroyal

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pen=ny=roy=al

CIDE DICTIONARY

pennyroyaln. [A corruption of OE. puliall royal. OE. puliall is ultimately derived fr. L. puleium, or pulegium regium (so called as being good against fleas), fr. pulex a flea; and royal is a translation of L. regium, in puleium regium.].
     An aromatic herb (Mentha Pulegium) of Europe; also, a North American plant (Hedeoma pulegioides) resembling it in flavor.  [1913 Webster]
Bastard pennyroyal (Bot.) See Blue curls, under Blue.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

pennyroyal, n.
1 a creeping mint, Mentha pulegium, cultivated for its supposed medicinal properties.
2 US an aromatic plant, Hedeoma pulegioides.

Etymology
app. f. earlier puliol(e) ryall f. AF puliol, OF pouliol ult. f. L pulegium + real ROYAL

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