bee balm

noun
1.
Also called Oswego tea. a wildflower, Monarda didyma, of the mint family, having thin, lance-shaped leaves and white, salmon, or intensely red flowers, growing along streams in temperate forests and widely cultivated in gardens.
2.
a plant, Melissa officinalis, having broad, opposite, serrated leaves and tight clusters of white, lemon-scented flowers that attract bees.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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bee balm

noun
1. perennial herb of North America 
2. perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads 
3. 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 [syn: lemon balm
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Example sentences
Try planting some bee balm if you want to get a hummingbird's attention.
The common name bee balm resulted from the attraction of bees by the fragrance.
In addition, they planted milkweed and bee balm to attract and nourish butterflies and hummingbirds.
Phlox, bee balm and certain asters are susceptible to powdery mildew.
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