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ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 15, 2010
5:42 PM

Post #7464521

Medlars are also mentioned in Amahl and the Night Visitors, along with a host of fruits the shepherds and villagers are taking to the visitors. I always wondered what a medlar was. Thank you for clearing that up.

Now, what are mignonettes (from the same song in the same play)? ^_^

Really enjoyed your article!

CJ
AYankeeCat
Fairfield County, CT
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2010
7:28 PM

Post #7464759

Thanks (and I don't know what a mignonette is).
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

January 15, 2010
11:21 PM

Post #7465381

Mignonette is a fragrant flower, also known as reseda.
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2010
2:47 AM

Post #7465891

I assume it has a fruit - since this long list consisted of food?
ceejaytown
The Woodlands, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 16, 2010
2:55 AM

Post #7465913

Ah - googled it. Found no edible fruit, just lots of fragrance, and this: It was used as a sedative and a treatment for bruises in Roman times. I'll just have to guess that this was medicinal for those visitors. Or that the writer had no idea what he was talking about.

You got me searching. Thanks!

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