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.

Origin of germander

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin germandr(e)a < Late Greek chamandryá
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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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