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plant and geographical names .
 
J .
 
communis — Juniper .
 
Gaelic and Irish : aiteil , aitinn , aitiol .
 
“ Ach chaidh e fèin astar làtha do ' n fhasach agus thàinaig e agus shuidh e fuidh craobh aiteil .
 
” — 1 KINGS xix .
 
4 .
 
And he went a day ' s journey into the desert , and he sat under a juniper tree .
 
The juniper of Scripture , Genista monosperma , was a kind of broom .
 
Aiteil , from ait .
 
Welsh : aeth , a point , furze .
 
Irish : aiteann , furze , from its pointed leaves .
 
Bior leacain ( in Arran ) , the pointed hill - side plant .
 
Staoin ( in the North Highlands ) , caoran staoin , juniper berries ( staoin , a little drinking - cup ) .
 
The badge of Clans Murray , Ross , M ' Leod , and the Athole Highlanders .
 
J .
 
sabina — Savin .
 
Gaelic : samhan ( Armstrong ) , alteration of “ sabina ” the “ sabina herba ” of Pliny .
 
Common in Southern Europe , and frequently cultivated in gardens , and

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