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monarda

[muh-nahr-duh] /məˈnɑr də/
noun
1.
any aromatic, erect plant belonging to the genus Monarda, of the mint family, native to North America, including horsemint and Oswego tea.
Origin of monarda
1705-1715
1705-15; < New Latin, named after N. Monardés (1493-1588), Spanish botanist; see -a2
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  • I have never found it with its only rival in color, the monarda or bee-balm, a species of mint.

    Riverby John Burroughs
  • Farther north, the cardinal-flower seems to fail, and the monarda takes its place, growing in similar localities.

    Riverby John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for monarda

monarda

/mɒˈnɑːdə/
noun
1.
any mintlike North American plant of the genus Monarda: family Lamiaceae (labiates) See also horsemint (sense 2), bergamot (sense 4)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, named after N. Monardés (1493–1588), Spanish botanist
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