Oswego tea

noun
Os·​we·​go tea | \ ä-ˈswē-gō- How to pronounce Oswego tea (audio) \

Definition of Oswego tea

: a North American mint (Monarda didyma) with showy scarlet irregular flowers

First Known Use of Oswego tea

1747, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oswego tea

Oswego River, N. Y.

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“Oswego tea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oswego%20tea. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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