American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various usually aromatic plants of the genus Teucrium, with purplish or reddish flowers.
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. The water-germander is T. Scordium, and the wild germander or wood-germander is T. Scorodonia. The germander of the United States is T. Canadense.
- n. Same as wood germander.
- n. A mint plant of the genus Teucrium with small, pink, white, or pale purple flowers and a small upper lip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Teucrium (esp. Teucrium Chamædrys or wall germander), mintlike herbs and low shrubs.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Teucrium
- 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)
“Blue veronica was the next identified, sometimes called germander speedwell, sometimes bird's-eye, whose leaves are so plain and petals so blue.”
“Now before you say, isn't teucrium that shrubby little green plant known as germander that people use as a low hedge - that would be T. chamaedrys - T. fruticans 'Azureum' is its taller, showier cousin.”
“On the contrary an effort ensued by the germander police unit Darak to begin what appears to have been a well planned attack.”
“However, creeping germander and creeping thyme can take both the heat and aridity of summer and our cold winters.”
“Bright green plants grew in profusion—rosemary and lavender, myrtle and germander, too.”
“I used what I could find: sage or meadowsweet in the bedstraw, germander and thyme growing between the stones of the courtyard.”
“But perhaps he may see with somewhat unclean eyes, like this learned botanist who asserts that the germander is of DIRTY yellow color.”
“But perhaps he sees with eyes a bit dirty, like that learned botanist who pretends that the germander is of a DIRTY yellow.”
“Where they joined, there hanged an Indian loadstone as big as an Egyptian bean, set in gold, having two points, hexagonal, in a right line; and on each side, towards the wall, hung a handful of scordium (garlic germander).”
“The herbal products that have been known to cause such problems include comfrey; mat tea; gordolobo herbal tea; Chinese herb preparations such as jin bu huan; germander; chaparral leaf; and margosa oil.”
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