lemon balm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lemon balm lemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches
    • n lemon 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
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Usage

In literature:

On the garden side the border was broken every ten feet or so with great shrubs of our lemon verbena, called lemon balm by Mrs. Puffin.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
Besides the common garden vegetables, there were Yellow-Dock, Lemon Balm, Hyssop, Gill-go-over-the-ground.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
Decoction of lemon balm, 1 quart.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
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In poetry:

Groves of lemon, groves of citron,
Tall high-foliaged plane and palm,
Bloomy myrtle, light-blue olive,
Wave her back with gusts of balm.
"Daphne" by George Meredith

In news:

Lemon balm ought to do well on patios that lack direct sunlight.
Marley's Mellow Mood Lite: Half Lemonade, Half Tea is sourced from such ingredients as chamomile, valerian root, lemon balm, hops, passionflower and melatonin.
Spiking a cocktail with fresh lemon balm was an easy choice for St Louis bartender, Matt Seiter, since the pungent, minty herb grows with abandon in the garden at Sanctuaria.
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