Definition of Lemon balm

1. Noun. Bushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves; a garden escapee in northern Europe and North America.

Exact synonyms: Bee Balm, Beebalm, Garden Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Sweet Balm
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Melissa, Melissa

2. Noun. Lemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches.
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Bee Balm, Beebalm, Garden Balm, Melissa Officinalis, Sweet Balm

Definition of Lemon balm

1. Noun. a perennial herb, ''Melissa officinalis'', of southern Europe; used as a flavouring in ice cream etc ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lemon Balm

lemniscal trigone
lemniscate of Bernouli
lemniscus lateralis
lemniscus medialis
lemniscus spinalis
lemniscus trigeminalis
lemon-scented gum
lemon-wood tree
lemon balm (current term)
lemon basil
lemon basils
lemon cheese
lemon chiffon
lemon curd
lemon drop
lemon drops
lemon extract
lemon geranium
lemon grove
lemon juice
lemon juices
lemon law

Literary usage of Lemon balm

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1. Organic materia medica: Including the Standard Remedies of the Leading by Parke, Davis & Company (1888)
"lemon balm, USP, compressed in ounce packages for retailing 'PREPARATION. Fluid Extract lemon balm.—Miscible with water without material purposes. ..."

2. The Practical Hotel Steward by John Tellman (1913)
"CHARTREUSE GREEN is made from cinnamon, mace, lemon balm, dried hyssop flower ... BENEDICTINE is from cloves, nutmegs, cinnamon, lemon-balm, peppermint, ..."

3. The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register: Being Receipts for Cooking by N. K. M. Lee, Mrs N K M Lee (1842)
"... carefully skimmed and boiled till nearly reduced to ten gallons ; two pounds and a half of the yellow flower of lemon balm being put into a cask, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1909)
"He had at the time of writing growing finely the following plants : Tansy, wormwood, rue, marshmallow, lemon balm, hyssop, southernwood, mugwort, ..."

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