, the sweet gale.Crape myrtle. See under Crape.Myrtle warbler(Zoöl.), a North American wood warbler (Dendroica coronata); — called also myrtle bird, yellow-rumped warbler, and yellow- crowned warbler.Myrtle wax. (Bot.) See Bayberry tallow, under Bayberry.Sand myrtle, a low, branching evergreen shrub growing in New Jersey and southward.Wax myrtle See Bayberry.

(My*self") pron.; pl. Ourselves I or me in person; — used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; — used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself.

(My*selv"en) pron. Myself. [Obs.]

(||My"sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a closing of the lips or eyes.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small schizopod shrimps found both in fresh and salt water; the opossum shrimps. One species inhabits the Great Lakes of North America, and is largely eaten by the whitefish. The marine species form part of the food of right whales.

(Mys"ta*cal) a. [Gr. my`stax mustache.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the upper lip, or mustache.

(Mys`ta*gog"ic Mys`ta*gog"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to interpretation of mysteries or to mystagogue; of the nature of mystagogy.

(Mys"ta*gogue) n. [L. mystagogus, Gr. one initiated in mysteries + leading, n., a leader, fr. to lead: cf. F. mystagogue. See 1st Mystery.]

1. One who interprets mysteries, especially of a religious kind.

2. One who keeps and shows church relics.

(Mys"ta*go`gy) n. The doctrines, principles, or practice of a mystagogue; interpretation of mysteries.

(Mys*te"ri*al) a. Mysterious. [Obs.]

(Mys*te"ri*arch) n. [L. mysteriarches, Gr. mystery + chief.] One presiding over mysteries. [Obs.]

(Mys*te"ri*ous) a. [F. mystèrieux. See 1st Mystery.] Of or pertaining to mystery; containing a mystery; difficult or impossible to understand; obscure; not revealed or explained; enigmatical; incomprehensible.

God at last
To Satan, first in sin, his doom applied,
Thought in mysterious terms.

Syn. — Obscure; secret; occult; dark; mystic; cabalistic; enigmatical; unintelligible; incomprehensible.

(Mys*te"ri*ous*ly), adv. In a mysterious manner.

(Mys*te"ri*ous*ness), n.

1. The state or quality of being mysterious.

2. Something mysterious; a mystery. [R.] Jer. Taylor.

(Mys"ter*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mysterized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mysterizing ] To make mysterious; to make a mystery of.

(Mys"ter*y) n.; pl. Mysteries (- iz). [L. mysterium, Gr. mysth`rion, fr. my`sths one initiated in mysteries; cf. myei^n to initiate into the mysteries, fr. my`ein to shut the eyes. Cf. Mute, a.]

Bog myrtle

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