- a lemon-scented plant, Collinsonia canadensis, of eastern North America, having small yellow flowers.
Origin of horse balm
An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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Only a few days since, while out on a drive, I passed a luxuriant clump of the plant known as "horse-balm."
Horse-balm (Collinsonia), its singular shape, 136;manner of bee's approach to, 138.