Definition of Genus Melissa
1. Noun. A genus of Old World mints of the family Labiatae.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Bee Balm, Beebalm, Garden Balm, Lemon Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Sweet Balm
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Literary usage of Genus Melissa
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1. The Supplement to the Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of by George Long, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1846)
"The only species of the old genus Melissa admitted into the British Flora is M. officinalis, common Balm. ..."
2. Supplement to the English Botany of the Late Sir J. E. Smith and Mr. Sowerby by Sir William Jackson Hooker, James Sowerby, William Borrer, John William Salter (1849)
"... аз it were, the stepping- stone of transition from that to the genuine Calamint section of the genus Melissa as defined by Mr. Bentham. ..."
3. Magazine of Zoology and Botany by Prideaux John Selby, George Johnston, William Jardine (1837)
"... exhibited by Mr Bentham in his excellent and elaborate monograph on the Order Labiatae. Under his genus Melissa, in which he includes Calamintha, ..."
4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"... identical : and thai the plant belongs to the j,,tei.vention of the mordant ; the stuffs genus Melissa or is identical with the Mercuria- ..."
5. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and by Andrew Bruce Davidson, James Hastings, Samuel Rolles Driver, John Alexander Selbie, Henry Barclay Swete (1908)
"... quite possible that the tree of Numbers might be totally different from the aromatic substance of the other passages. In Eng. the labiate genus Melissa ..."