: a large widely distributed genus of herbs (family Labiatae) having flowers with four exserted stamens, a short corolla tube, and a prominent lower lip see germander sense 1

Word History


New Latin, from Greek teukrion germander, perhaps from Teukros Teucer, first king of Troy

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“Teucrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Teucrium. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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