Definition of Basil balm

1. Noun. Perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls.

Exact synonyms: Monarda Clinopodia
Generic synonyms: Monarda, Wild Bergamot



2. Noun. Fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America.
Exact synonyms: Acinos Arvensis, Basil Thyme, Mother Of Thyme, Satureja Acinos
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Acinos, Genus Acinos

Definition of Basil balm

1. Noun. A perennial herb, ''Monarda clinopodia'', found in eastern North America, which has aromatic foliage and white- or yellowish- pink flowers. ¹

2. Noun. A fragrant European mint, ''Satureia acinos'', which has also been naturalised in eastern North America. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basil Balm

basified
basifier
basifiers
basifies
basifixed
basifugal
basify
basifying
basigynia
basigynium
basihyal
basihyals
basihyoid
basihyoids
basil
basil balm (current term)
basil mint
basil thyme
basilar
basilar angle
basilar apophysis
basilar artery
basilar bone
basilar cartilage
basilar crest of cochlear duct
basilar fibrocartilage
basilar index
basilar interstitial lung disease

Literary usage of Basil balm

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"basil balm. (Fig. 3149.) Thymus Acinos L. Sp. PI. 591. 1753. Melissa Acinos Benth. Lab. Gen. & Sp. 389. 1834. Cal. Acinos Benth. in DC. Prodr. 12: 230. ..."

2. Odorographia: A Natural History of Raw Materials and Drugs Used in the by John Charles Sawer (1894)
"... basil balm, or Basil Thyme. Melissa Acinos, Benth. Lab., p. 399 (from a/civo? the Greek name of a balsamic plant now unknown). This is an herbaceous, ..."

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