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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various usually aromatic plants of the genus Teucrium, with purplish or reddish flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mint plant of the genus Teucrium with small, pink, white, or pale purple flowers and a small upper lip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant of the genus Teucrium (esp. Teucrium Chamædrys or wall germander), mintlike herbs and low shrubs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name for labiate plants of the genus Teucrium, but especially for T. Chamædrys, having purple flowers, common in England.
  • n. Same as wood germander.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various plants of the genus Teucrium

Etymologies

Middle English germandre, from Old French germandree, alteration of Medieval Latin germandrea, from Late Greek khamandrua, from Greek khamaidrūs : khamai, on the ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots + drūs, oak; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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