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Thread #13144   Message #2875897
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
30-Mar-10 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Sally Gardens
Subject: RE: Origin: Sally Gardens
Thanks, Q!

I saved that selection as a PDF, since I happened to be working in the OED again this afternoon. Send a PM if any of you want it. That form preserves the diacriticals.

So now you're into mimosa? That's a tree that originated in Persia, last time I researched it. The flower is like some small "fairy duster" flowers one finds in the desert Southwest. Legume family. Humming birds and sphinx moths both are attracted to it. I kind of doubt that mimosa would like growing in the UK, but it certainly could have been carried there sometime in the last couple of thousand years. ;-D