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The Minchas Shai does, he brings different readings and see from the words acher kach matzati B'Mordichai(pg 32) but better to see the whole thing. http://hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=14036&st=&pgnum=32
See here and the follow-up here. According to Rashi, a sort of insect. According to Ibn Ezra and Ibn Janach, a type of sickness.
In Sippurei Chassidim (by R' S.Y. Zevin), he brings a story the point of which is that Hashem's desire is that even the person's "heel" - the lowest, crassest, most insensitive part of the body (as the Yiddish expression "Ich her dir mit mayn pyate" - "I hear you with my heel" - i.e., "I am paying absolutely no attention to what you're saying") should be ...
The Meshech Chachmah answers that shemen zayis and devash are exclusive to Ertez Yisroel and you can see this from when klal Yisrael said why are you taking us out of Eygpt which has grapes ,figs,pomegranates but no mention of olive oil and honey.They are connected to Eretz because they are special to Eretz Yisrael.
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