Oswego tea[äs wē′gō]
- a North American mint (Monarda didyma) with dense terminal heads of brilliant-red flowers
- the tea brewed from its leaves
Origin of Oswego teaafter the Oswego River, in New York
An aromatic perennial plant (Monarda didyma) native to eastern North America, having tubular scarlet flowers grouped in dense heads.
Origin of Oswego teaSo called because its leaves and flowers are used to make tea.
(usually uncountable, plural Oswego teas)