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MYRTLE / (mur-tuhl) / n. / 1. / Also known as Myrtus communis, a dense evergreen shrub with white flowers that grows in great abundance in Corsica; / 2. / A durable plant that can reportedly live up to 300 years; / 3. Deep green leaves woven into wedding wreaths as a symbol of purity and beauty; / 4. / An essential oil that stimulates the production of the skin’s longevity proteins and increases its collagen and elastin levels; e.g., “Look to myrtle for wedded bliss and firm skin.”

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