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Any of various usually aromatic plants of the genus Teucrium of the mint family, having purplish or reddish flowers.
(Plants) any of several plants of the genus Teucrium, esp T. chamaedrys (wall germander) of Europe, having two-lipped flowers with a very small upper lip: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
[C15: from Medieval Latin germandrea, from Late Greek khamandrua, from Greek khamaidrus, from khamai on the ground + drus oak tree]
any plant or shrub of the genus Teucrium, of the mint family.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin germandr(e)a < Late Greek chamandryá]
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|Noun||1.||germander - any of various plants of the genus Teucrium|
genus Teucrium, Teucrium - large widely distributed genus of perennial herbs or shrubs or subshrubs; native to Mediterranean region to western Asia
American germander, Teucrium canadense, wood sage - subshrub with serrate leaves and cream-colored to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America
Teucrium chamaedrys, wall germander - European perennial subshrub with red-purple or bright rose flowers with red and white spots
cat thyme, marum, Teucrium marum - Mediterranean germander having small hairy leaves and reddish purple flowers; attractive to cats
Teucrium scorodonia, wood sage - European germander with one-sided racemes of yellow flowers; naturalized in North America