lemon balm


: a bushy perennial European mint (Melissa officinalis) often cultivated for its lemon-scented leaves
also : its leaves

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lemon balm was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Lemon balm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20balm. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

lemon balm

: a bushy perennial Old World mint of the genus Melissa (M. officinalis) often cultivated for its fragrant lemon-flavored leaves and tops that have been used to make a diaphoretic tea

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