melissa

noun
me·​lis·​sa | \ mə-ˈlis-ə How to pronounce melissa (audio) \

Medical Definition of melissa

1 capitalized : a genus of Old World mints having clusters of small white or yellowish flowers and including the lemon balm (M. officinalis)
2 : the leaves and tops of the lemon balm that are a source of citral and have been used as a diaphoretic in the form of a tea

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“Melissa.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/melissa. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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