American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Monarda in the mint family, such as the bee balm.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of labiate plants, type of tribe Monardeæ, characterized by the anthers having a very small connective, the cells confluent into one, and by having a tubular calyx with fifteen nerves, which is almost equally five-toothed. They are odorous erect herbs with entire or toothed leaves, and quite large flowers arranged in a few terminal or whorled heads, surrounded by many bracts, and varying in color, being bright-red, purple, white, and in one species pale-yellow. About 7 species are known, all natives of North America. M. punctata, the American horsemint, is stimulant and carminative. M. didyma, the Oswego tea. or bee-balm, has bright-scarlet flowers. M. fistulosa is the wild bergamot.
- n. A plant of the genus Monarda.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda.
- n. any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
- From the genus name. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Monarda, genus name, after Nicolas Monardes (1493-1588), Spanish botanist. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The flowers that afford the most decided perfumes are our wild roses, which possess a delicious scent: the milk-weed, which gives out a smell not-unlike the night-blowing stock; the purple monarda, which is fragrance itself from the root to the flower, and even after months 'exposure to the wintry atmosphere; its dried leaves and seed-vessels are so sweet as to impart perfume to your hands or clothes.”
“I have monarda 'Raspberry Wine' at home and am always thrilled by it.”
“Amazing pictures, especially that one where the three creatures are attacking a monarda flower!”
“It was pure luck to have so many bees on the monarda.”
“I do believe that is monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’ or a near twin as it looks remarkably like my RW.”
“The Jacob was so far ahead of my other monarda varieties that I had to deadhead this week.”
“I like the monarda and those Asiatic lilies look awesome!”
“Jacob Cline monarda sports a double decker doozy of a bloom and the Asclepias is forming new buds for a rebloom.”
“I jinxed myself by saying that my monarda had no mildew, as it promptly developed some!”
“I tried to get monarda to grow in my garden for several years.”
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