sweet balm

sweet balm
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
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Melissa, ↑genus Melissa
Part Meronyms: ↑lemon balm

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2. : a Canary Island mint (Cedronella triphylla) with ternate leaves

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n. see balm (sense 3)

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