monarda

monarda

[muh-nahr-duh]
noun
any aromatic, erect plant belonging to the genus Monarda, of the mint family, native to North America, including horsemint and Oswego tea.

Origin:
1705–15; < Neo-Latin, named after N. Monardés (1493–1588), Spanish botanist; see -a2

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monarda (mɒˈnɑːdə)
 
n
horsemint See also bergamot any mintlike North American plant of the genus Monarda: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after N. Monardés (1493--1588), Spanish botanist]

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