germander


germander
/jeuhr man"deuhr/, n.
any of several plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Teucrium, of the mint family, as T. chamaedrys, of Europe, and T. canadense, of eastern North America.
[1400-50; late ME < ML germandr(e)a < LGk chamandryá]

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plant
      any of about 250 species of plants belonging to the genus Teucrium, which is a worldwide genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae), order Lamiales. American germander (T. canadense) of North America has slender spikes of purple to cream flowers on stems 90 cm (3 feet) tall. Native in Europe but naturalized in North America, wood sage (T. scorodonia) bears yellow flowers. Tree germander (T. fruticans), a shrub growing to 1.5 metres (5 feet), has scattered pale blue to lilac flowers and lance-shaped leaves. It is native on hillsides of coastal Europe.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Germander — Ger*man der, n. [OE. germaunder, F. germandr[ e]e, It. calamandrea, L. chamaedrys, fr. Gr.?; ? on the earth or ground + ? tree. See {Humble}, and {Tree}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Teucrium} (esp. {Teucrium Cham[ae]drys} or wall germander),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • germander — [jər man′dər] n. [ME germandre < OFr germandree < ML germandra < Gr chamaidrys < chamai, on the ground (< IE base * ĝhm , ĝhthem > L humus & OE guma, man) + drys, TREE] any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family,… …   English World dictionary

  • germander — n. any plant of the genus Teucrium. Phrases and idioms: germander speedwell a creeping plant, Veronica chamaedrys, with germander like leaves and blue flowers. Etymology: ME f. med.L germandra ult. f. Gk khamaidrus f. khamai on the ground + drus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • germander — berutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Teucrium). atitikmenys: lot. Teucrium angl. germander vok. Batengel; Gamander; Gamanderlein rus. дубрoвник; паклун lenk. ożanka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • germander — noun Etymology: Middle English, ultimately from Greek chamaidrys, from chamai on the ground + drys tree more at humble, tree Date: 15th century any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family with flowers having four projecting stamens, a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • germander — noun a mint plant of the Genus with small, pink, white, or pale purple flowers and a small upper lip …   Wiktionary

  • germander — ger·man·der || dÊ’Éœr mændÉ™(r) /dʒɜː m n. flowering plant that or shrub that belong to the mint family with purplish or reddish flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • germander — [dʒə mandə] noun a plant of the mint family, some kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals. [Genus Teucrium: many species.] Origin ME: from med. L. germandra, based on Gk khamaidrus, lit. ground oak (because the leaves of some species were… …   English new terms dictionary

  • germander — ger·man·der …   English syllables

  • germander — ger•man•der [[t]dʒərˈmæn dər[/t]] n. pln any plant or shrub of the genus Teucrium, of the mint family • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < ML germandr(e)a < LGk chamandryá …   From formal English to slang


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