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

  • n. See balm.

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  • n. a perennial herb, Melissa officinalis, of southern Europe; used as a flavouring in ice cream etc

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

  • n. bushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves; a garden escapee in northern Europe and North America
  • n. lemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches


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