Definition of Genus melissa

1. Noun. A genus of Old World mints of the family Labiatae.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Melissa

genus Melampodium
genus Melampsora
genus Melanerpes
genus Melanitta
genus Melanogrammus
genus Melanoplus
genus Melanotis
genus Melastoma
genus Meleagris
genus Meles
genus Melia
genus Melicocca
genus Melicoccus
genus Melicytus
genus Melilotus
genus Melissa
genus Mellivora
genus Melocactus
genus Melogale
genus Melolontha
genus Melophagus
genus Melopsittacus
genus Melospiza
genus Melursus
genus Menippe
genus Meniscium
genus Menopon
genus Mentha
genus Menticirrhus

Literary usage of Genus melissa

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

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 ..."

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