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Myr•rha



Pronunciation: (mēr'u), [key]
n.
Class. Myth.a daughter of King Cinyras of Cyprus who had incestuous relations with her father and was changed into a myrrh tree by the gods. Their child, Adonis, was born from the split trunk of the tree. Also called Smyrna.

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