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monarda

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noun mo·nar·da \mə-ˈnär-də\

Definition of monarda

  1. :  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


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monarda

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noun mo·nar·da \mə-ˈnärd-ə\

Medical Definition of monarda

  1. 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. 2:  any plant of the genus Monarda




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