molucca balm

noun
aromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer-shaped or bell-shaped calyx
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Molucella, ↑genus Molucella

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized M
: an annual herb (Moluccella laevis) with a greenish calyx resembling a bell surrounding the shorter whitish corolla — called also bells of Ireland, shellflower

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Molucca balm — /məlʌkə ˈbam/ (say muhlukuh bahm) noun an erect annual plant, Molucella laevis, with tall flower spikes which, owing to their green funnel shaped calyces, are much used by florists; bells of Ireland …   Australian English dictionary

  • balm — balmlike, adj. /bahm/, n. 1. any of various oily, fragrant, resinous substances, often of medicinal value, exuding from certain plants, esp. tropical trees of the genus Commiphora. 2. a plant or tree yielding such a substance. 3. any aromatic or… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • bells of Ireland — noun aromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer shaped or bell shaped calyx • Syn: ↑molucca balm, ↑Molucella laevis • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Molucella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bells-of-Ireland — /bɛlz əv ˈaɪələnd/ (say belz uhv uyuhluhnd) noun → Molucca balm …   Australian English dictionary

  • genus Molucella — noun small genus of aromatic herbs of Mediterranean regions; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑Molucella • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Labiatae, ↑family Labiatae, ↑Lamiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Molucella — noun small genus of aromatic herbs of Mediterranean regions; widely cultivated • Syn: ↑genus Molucella • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Labiatae, ↑family Labiatae, ↑Lamiaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Molucella laevis — noun aromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer shaped or bell shaped calyx • Syn: ↑molucca balm, ↑bells of Ireland • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Molucella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shellflower — noun 1. cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes • Syn: ↑shall flower, ↑shell ginger, ↑Alpinia Zerumbet, ↑Alpinia speciosa, ↑Languas… …   Useful english dictionary

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