Definition of Oswego tea

1. Noun. Perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads.

Exact synonyms: Bee Balm, Beebalm, Bergamot Mint, Monarda Didyma
Generic synonyms: Monarda, Wild Bergamot

Definition of Oswego tea

1. Noun. An American aromatic herb (''Monarda didyma'') with bright red labiate flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Oswego tea

1. An American aromatic herb (Monarda didyma), with showy, bright red, labiate flowers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Oswego tea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"oswego tea; BEE-BALM—Monarda didyma July-Sept. This member of the Mint family has an interesting arrangement of pistils and stamens. ..."

2. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1921)
"It is sometimes called "oswego tea" but this name is understood to be better ... Nearly as common is "oswego tea" the latter half of the name given because ..."

3. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"Purple or purplish-dotted ; growing in a solitary, terminal head, as in Oswego tea, p. 284. Calyx.—Tubular ; elongated ; five-toothed. Corolla. ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"... the oswego tea, or bee-balm, has bright-scarlet flowers and Is handsome in gardens. But let us not deceive our selves, the pretensions are as high and ..."

5. The English Gardener: Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and by William Cobbett (1845)
"MONARDA, oswego tea.—Lat. M. didyma. A hardy perennial from North America, growing two feet high, and blowing a crimson flower in June, July, and August. ..."

6. The English Gardener: Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Enclosing, and by William Cobbett (1833)
"Treatment the same as for the others. MONARDA, oswego tea.—Lat. M. didyma. A hardy perennial from North America, growing two feet high, ..."

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