wild bergamot


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wild bergamot

n.
A perennial aromatic North American plant (Monarda fistulosa) in the mint family, having opposite leaves and clusters of pinkish tubular flowers.

wild′ ber′gamot


n.
a plant, Monarda fistulosa, of the mint family, native to E North America, having a rounded cluster of lilac-colored or purple flowers.
[1835–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild bergamot - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monardawild bergamot - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Monarda - wild bergamot, horsemint, beebalm
bergamot mint, Monarda didyma, oswego tea, bee balm, beebalm - perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads
Monarda punctata, horsemint - tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple-spotted creamy flowers; many subspecies grown from eastern to southwestern United States and in Mexico
bee balm, beebalm, Monarda fistulosa - perennial herb of North America
horsemint, lemon mint, Monarda citriodora - an annual horsemint of central and western United States and northern Mexico
Monarda pectinata, plains lemon monarda - annual of southern United States
basil balm, Monarda clinopodia - perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls
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