monarda


mo·nar·da

noun \mə-ˈnär-də\

Definition of MONARDA

:  any of a genus (Monarda) of coarse annual or perennial North American mints with a tubular calyx and whorls of showy flowers

Origin of MONARDA

New Latin, from Nicolás Monardes †1588 Spanish botanist
First Known Use: 1789

mo·nar·da

noun \mə-ˈnärd-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MONARDA

1
capitalized : a genus of coarse North American mints with whorls of showy flowers including one (M. punctata) that has been used as a carminative
2
: any plant of the genus Monarda

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