basil balm

noun
1. perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls
Syn: ↑Monarda clinopodia
Hypernyms: ↑monarda, ↑wild bergamot
2. fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Acinos, ↑genus Acinos

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noun
Etymology: basil (I)
1. : a perennial herb (Monarda clinopodia) of eastern No. America with aromatic foliage and whitish or yellowish pink flowers
2. : a fragrant European mint (Satureia acinos) naturalized especially in eastern No. America

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  • herbaceous plant — noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests • Syn: ↑herb • Derivationally related forms: ↑herbal (for: ↑herb) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • monarda — noun any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda • Syn: ↑wild bergamot • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑bee balm, ↑beebalm, ↑ber …   Useful english dictionary

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