Origin of germanderMiddle English germandre from Old French germandree from Medieval Latin germandra from Classical Greek chamaidrys from chamai, on the ground ( from Indo-European base an unverified form ?hm-, ?hthem- from source Classical Latin humus and Old English guma, man) + drys, tree
any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family, with spikes of flowers that lack an upper lip
Any of various usually aromatic plants of the genus Teucrium of the mint family, having purplish or reddish flowers.
Origin of germanderMiddle English germandre from Old French germandree alteration of Medieval Latin germandrea from Late Greek khamandrua from Greek khamaidrūs khamai on the ground ; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots. drūs oak ; see deru- in Indo-European roots.
- The primula is thus spoken of, on account of its yellow centre, also the adonis, or "pheasant's eye," and the blue veronica, or germander speedwell.