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  • n. An aromatic eastern North American herb (Monarda didyma) in the mint family, having variously colored, tubular bilabiate flowers grouped in dense showy heads. Also called bergamot.

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  • n. The aromatic plant Monarda punctata or bergamot, native to North America.

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  • n. perennial herb of North America
  • n. perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads
  • 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


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Because bees are attracted to its nectar-rich blossoms.


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  • any of several monardas

    January 24, 2008