field balm

noun

1
: a European perennial savory (Satureia nepeta) naturalized in the U.S. and having stiff branches and axillary clusters of lilac or violet flowers
2

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of field balm was in 1789

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“Field balm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20balm. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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