lemon balm
noun Date: 1864 a bushy perennial European mint (Melissa officinalis) often cultivated for its lemon-scented leaves; also its leaves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lemon balm — n a bushy perennial Old World mint of the genus Melissa (M. officinalis) often cultivated for its fragrant lemon flavored leaves and tops that have been used to make a diaphoretic tea * * * 1. Melissa officinalis, a shrub native to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • lemon balm — n. a perennial mint (Melissa officinalis) with white or yellowish flowers and aromatic leaves: used in flavoring food, liqueurs, and medicines * * * …   Universalium

  • lemon balm — n. a perennial mint (Melissa officinalis) with white or yellowish flowers and aromatic leaves: used in flavoring food, liqueurs, and medicines …   English World dictionary

  • Lemon balm — Taxobox name = Lemon Balm image width = 240px image caption = Lemon Balm regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Lamiaceae genus = Melissa species = M. officinalis binomial = Melissa officinalis… …   Wikipedia

  • lemon balm — noun 1. 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 • Syn: ↑garden balm, ↑sweet balm, ↑bee balm, ↑beebalm, ↑Melissa officinalis • …   Useful english dictionary

  • lemon 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)

  • lemon balm — vaistinė melisa statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, žolinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis, medingas ir dekoratyvus notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalas. Šaltomis besniegėmis žiemomis apšąla arba iššąla. Dauginamas sėklomis,… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • lemon balm — noun a perennial herb, Melissa officinalis, of southern Europe; used as a flavouring in ice cream etc Syn: balm, sweet balm, bee balm …   Wiktionary

  • lemon balm — lem′on balm n. pln a mint, Melissa officinalis, with small white or yellow flowers and lemon scented leaves used as a flavoring • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • lemon balm. — See under balm (def. 5). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • lemon balm — /ˈlɛmən bam/ (say lemuhn bahm) noun → balm (def. 5) …   Australian English dictionary

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