germander
noun Etymology: Middle English, ultimately from Greek chamaidrys, from chamai on the ground + drys tree — more at humble, tree Date: 15th century any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family with flowers having four projecting stamens, a short corolla tube, and a prominent lower lip

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  • Germander — Ger*man der, n. [OE. germaunder, F. germandr[ e]e, It. calamandrea, L. chamaedrys, fr. Gr.?; ? on the earth or ground + ? tree. See {Humble}, and {Tree}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Teucrium} (esp. {Teucrium Cham[ae]drys} or wall germander),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • germander — [jər man′dər] n. [ME germandre < OFr germandree < ML germandra < Gr chamaidrys < chamai, on the ground (< IE base * ĝhm , ĝhthem > L humus & OE guma, man) + drys, TREE] any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family,… …   English World dictionary

  • germander — /jeuhr man deuhr/, n. any of several plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Teucrium, of the mint family, as T. chamaedrys, of Europe, and T. canadense, of eastern North America. [1400 50; late ME < ML germandr(e)a < LGk chamandryá] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • germander — n. any plant of the genus Teucrium. Phrases and idioms: germander speedwell a creeping plant, Veronica chamaedrys, with germander like leaves and blue flowers. Etymology: ME f. med.L germandra ult. f. Gk khamaidrus f. khamai on the ground + drus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • germander — berutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Teucrium). atitikmenys: lot. Teucrium angl. germander vok. Batengel; Gamander; Gamanderlein rus. дубрoвник; паклун lenk. ożanka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • germander — noun a mint plant of the Genus with small, pink, white, or pale purple flowers and a small upper lip …   Wiktionary

  • germander — ger·man·der || dÊ’Éœr mændÉ™(r) /dʒɜː m n. flowering plant that or shrub that belong to the mint family with purplish or reddish flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • germander — [dʒə mandə] noun a plant of the mint family, some kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals. [Genus Teucrium: many species.] Origin ME: from med. L. germandra, based on Gk khamaidrus, lit. ground oak (because the leaves of some species were… …   English new terms dictionary

  • germander — ger·man·der …   English syllables

  • germander — ger•man•der [[t]dʒərˈmæn dər[/t]] n. pln any plant or shrub of the genus Teucrium, of the mint family • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < ML germandr(e)a < LGk chamandryá …   From formal English to slang

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