Bee-balm meaning

Any of various plants in the genus Monarda of the mint family, especially Oswego tea.
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The aromatic plant Monarda didyma or bergamot, native to North America.
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Other species in the genus Monarda.
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Origin of bee-balm

  • Probably so called because the flowers produce abundant nectar and are attractive to bumblebees

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Because bees are attracted to its nectar-rich blossoms.

    From Wiktionary