Hedeoma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hedeoma small genus of American herbs (American pennyroyal)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hedeoma A genus of chiefly low, herbaceous, aromatic plants, belonging to the natural order Labiatæ, tribe Satureineæ, characterized by its axillary clusters of small bluish flowers, in which the corolla is scarcely exserted from the calyx, and only two of the stamens are perfect. It embraces about a dozen species, exclusively confined to North and South America. The best-known species is H. pulegioides, the American pennyroyal, which has the pleasantly pungent odor and taste of the genus specially developed, and is in great repute as a remedy for colds and as an emmenagogue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hedeoma hē-dē-ō′ma a genus of herbaceous aromatic plants, the best-known species being the American Pennyroyal.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēdys, sweet.