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

  • n. Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Monarda in the mint family, such as the bee balm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the genus Monarda of flowering plants, the bergamots or bee balms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of labiate plants, type of the 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.
  • n. A plant of the genus Monarda.

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

  • n. any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda

Etymologies

New Latin Monarda, genus name, after Nicolas Monardes (1493-1588), Spanish botanist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

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