hedeoma

noun
hede·​o·​ma | \ ˌhedēˈōmə, ˌhēd- \

Definition of hedeoma

1 capitalized : a small genus of American herbs (family Labiatae) having small flowers in axillary clusters and with bilabiate corolla and two stamens — see pennyroyal sense 2
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Hedeoma

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History and Etymology for hedeoma

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek hēdys sweet + osmē smell; from the fragrant blossoms

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“Hedeoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hedeoma. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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