ger·​man·​der | \ (ˌ)jər-ˈman-dər How to pronounce germander (audio) \

Definition of germander

: any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family with flowers having four projecting stamens, a short corolla tube, and a prominent lower lip

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Recent Examples on the Web Just left of the gate opening, a germander sports tiny flowers of a pale blue that recurs in potted plants elsewhere in the garden. Catherine Romano, WSJ, "A Yard With No Lawn But Plenty of Greenery," 12 July 2019 They were often edged with small barriers such as low wattle fences made with pliant branches, or tiny living hedges of germander and trimmed boxwood. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "How to keep your soil loose and light in your garden," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of germander

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for germander

Middle English, ultimately from Greek chamaidrys, from chamai on the ground + drys tree — more at humble entry 1, tree entry 1

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“Germander.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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