melissa

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From Late Latin melissa, from Ancient Greek μέλισσα (melissa, bee) (because the plant attracted bees).

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melissa (plural melissas)

  1. A plant of the Melissa genus, especially lemon balm, often used medicinally.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.4.1.iii:
      Melissa, Bawm, hath an admirable vertue to alter melancholy, be it steeped in our ordinary drink, extracted, or otherwise taken.

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melissa

  1. melissa (plant of the genus Melissa)

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melissa f (plural melisse)

  1. lemon balm

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