monarda

noun mo·nar·da \ mə-ˈnär-də \

Definition of monarda

: any of a genus (Monarda) of coarse annual or perennial North American mints with a tubular calyx and whorls of showy flowers

Recent Examples of monarda from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'monarda.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of monarda

New Latin, from Nicolás Monardes †1588 Spanish botanist


Medical Dictionary

monarda

noun mo·nar·da \ mə-ˈnärd-ə \

medical Definition of monarda

1 capitalized : a genus of coarse North American mints with whorls of showy flowers including one (M. punctata) that has been used as a carminative
2 : any plant of the genus Monarda

Learn More about monarda


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up monarda? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to provide what is needed to exist

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!