from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian perennial herb (Ballota nigra) in the mint family, having hairy, strong-smelling foliage and clusters of pinkish-purple flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The plant Ballota nigra possessing a disagreeable odor. Traditionally used as a medicinal herb as an antispasmodic, stimulant and vermifuge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers
Sorry, no etymologies found.