oswego tea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oswego tea perennial aromatic herb of eastern North America having variously colored tubular flowers in dense showy heads
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Oswego tea (Bot) An American aromatic herb (Monarda didyma), with showy, bright red, labiate flowers.
    • Oswego tea (Bot) See Oswego tea.
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Usage

In literature:

Besides these medicinal herbs, he added a plant known in North America as "Oswego tea," which made an excellent beverage.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
It is often called Oswego tea, because the Indians are supposed to have used it for tea.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
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