bee balm

noun
1. perennial herb of North America
Syn: ↑beebalm, ↑Monarda fistulosa
Hypernyms: ↑monarda, ↑wild bergamot
2. perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads
Hypernyms: ↑monarda, ↑wild bergamot
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
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Melissa, ↑genus Melissa
Part Meronyms: ↑lemon balm

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noun
2. : either of two common monardas:
b. : a wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

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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.
[1840-50, Amer.]

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bee balm noun
A species of Monarda or other sweet-smelling plant
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Main Entry:bee

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bee balm,
any one of various perennial plants of North America belonging to the mint family, such as the Oswego tea. Certain varieties have red or lavender blossoms that are very attractive to bees, especially bumblebees, and also to hummingbirds.

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n. another term for bergamot (sense 3)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bee balm — ☆ bee balm n. 1. OSWEGO TEA 2. LEMON BALM …   English World dictionary

  • bee balm — bee′ balm n. 1) pln Oswego tea 2) pln a plant, Melissa officinalis, having clusters of white, scented flowers that attract bees • Etymology: 1840–50, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • bee balm — beebalm eebalm, bee balm ee balm . 1. a perennial herb ({Monarda fistulosa}) of North America. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America ({Monarda didyma}) having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee balm — vamzdelinė monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Monarda fistulosa), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda fistulosa angl. bee balm; horse mint; purple bee balm; wild… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bee balm — raudonoji monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas, vaistinis augalas (Monarda didyma), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda didyma angl. bee balm; bee balm; bergamot; fragrant balm; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bee-balm — raudonoji monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas, vaistinis augalas (Monarda didyma), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda didyma angl. bee balm; bee balm; bergamot; fragrant balm; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bee balm — šunmėtinė monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Monarda clinopodia), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda clinopodia angl. basil bee balm; bee balm; wild bergamot šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bee balm — vaistinė melisa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis, medingas augalas (Melissa officinalis), paplitęs Afrikos šiaurėje, Europos pietuose, Azijos pietvakariuose. Naudojamas maisto priedams …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bee balm — 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,… …   Universalium

  • bee balm — noun The aromatic plant Monarda punctata, native to North America, also called Bergamot (but not the same species as Citrus bergamina used to flavor Earl Grey Tea though similar in scent). Referred to as Bee Balm because bees are attracted to the …   Wiktionary

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