Oswego tea

Oswego tea

noun
a North American plant, Monarda didyma, of the mint family, having a cluster of showy, bright-red tubular flowers.

Origin:
1745–55, Americanism

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oswego tea

noun
perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads [syn: bee balm
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