lemon balm


Definition of lemon balm

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

Examples of lemon balm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and water cress 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "October in the Garden," 26 Sep. 2020 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, chives, coriander, dill, lemon balm, lavender, Mexican tarragon, mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, sweet fennel, sweet marjoram and thyme 6. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "September in the Garden," 29 Aug. 2020 With ingredients that include yuzu juice, fig concentrate, and extracts of lemon balm, rosemary and orange peel, Ghia is a non-alcoholic aperitif sold in 18.1 oz. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, "Trying to Drink Less in Quarantine? Sip on This Alcohol-Free Aperitif," 14 Aug. 2020 Google also told me groundhogs do not like cayenne pepper, basil, lemon balm, mint, sage, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Byron Mccauley, The Enquirer, "McCauley: Groundhogs in my garage, but not like the ones on TV," 11 Aug. 2020 Chamomile and lemon balm are also good options for winding down. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "Choosing a work-from-home scent can boost focus and productivity," 4 Aug. 2020 Some are familiar: lemon balm, chamomile, sage, marjoram, dandelion greens; others aren't as easily translated. TheWeek, "Meet the Syrian refugee who inspires entrepreneurship in Jordan," 1 Aug. 2020 Hefty plants like mint, dill, lemon balm and fennel are best left outdoors. oregonlive, "How to grow herbs indoors to spice up your cooking," 9 June 2020 The passionflower and lemon balm promote restful sleep and soothes mild anxiety, while also combatting inflammation. Jasmin Perez, Sunset Magazine, "The 5-Minute Routine I Do Nightly for Better Sleep," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of lemon balm

1864, in the meaning defined above

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7 Oct 2020

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“Lemon balm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20balm. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of 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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