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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Mentheae — lemon balm.
  • proper n. Bee-nymph in Greek mythology.
  • proper n. A female given name. Popular in the latter half of the 20th century.


Ancient Greek μέλισσα (melissa, "honey bee") (compare Melissa), which in turn comes from μέλι (meli, "honey"). (Wiktionary)
From Ancient Greek μέλισσα (mélissa, "bee, honey, honeybee") (Wiktionary)


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