Things of Middle-earth
Meaning: beloved of Nessa
Description:One of the fragrant evergreen trees brought to Númenor by the Eldar of Tol Eressëa.
'At the centre of the Bay of Eldanna was the most beautiful of all the havens of Númenor, Eldalondë the Green; and hither in the earlier days the swift white ships of the Eldar of Eressëa came most often.
An about that place, up the seaward slopes and far into the land, grew the evergreen and fragrant trees that they brought out of the West, and so throve there that the Eldar said that almost it was fair as a haven in Eressëa. They were the greatest delight of Numenor, and they were remembered in many songs long after they had perished for ever, for few ever flowered east of the Land of Gift...'
Unfinished Tales Part 2, Ch I, Description Of The Island Of Númenor
Contributors: Zimraphel. 7/6/2003 Quote added by Lyllyn 11/29/04