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

Origin and Etymology of monarda

New Latin, from Nicolás Monardes †1588 Spanish botanist


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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

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