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germander

[ jer-man-der ]
/ dʒərˈmæn dər /
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noun

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.

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Origin of germander

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin germandr(e)a<Late Greek chamandryá
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British Dictionary definitions for germander

germander
/ (dʒɜːˈmændə) /

noun

any of several plants of the genus Teucrium, esp T. chamaedrys (wall germander) of Europe, having two-lipped flowers with a very small upper lip: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

Word Origin for germander

C15: from Medieval Latin germandrea, from Late Greek khamandrua, from Greek khamaidrus, from khamai on the ground + drus oak tree
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