Definition of Field balm
1. Noun. Trailing European aromatic plant of the mint family having rounded leaves and small purplish flowers often grown in hanging baskets; naturalized in North America; sometimes placed in genus Nepeta.
Group relationships: Genus Glechoma, Glechoma
Generic synonyms: Vine
2. Noun. Low-growing strongly aromatic perennial herb of southern Europe to Great Britain; naturalized in United States.
Generic synonyms: Calamint
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Literary usage of Field balm
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1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... is field balm ; and C. officinalis is the mountain balm. All these are natives of Great Britain, and only one M. officinalis is known in India. ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Bed's-foot. Field- or horse-thyme. Dog-mint. June-Oct. 2. Clinopodium Nepeta (L.) Kuntze. field balm. Field or Lesser Calamint. Basil-thyme. Fig. 3653. ..."
3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"... and "horse thyme" are doubtless names to distinguish it from the true thyme (Thymus serpyllum). Satureia nepeta is the "basil thyme", "field balm" and ..."