Germander meaning

jər-măndər
Any of various usually aromatic plants of the genus Teucrium of the mint family, having purplish or reddish flowers.
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Any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family, with spikes of flowers that lack an upper lip.
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Any plant of the genus Teucrium, some with small, pink, white, or pale purple flowers and a small upper lip.
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Origin of germander

  • Middle English germandre from Old French germandree alteration of Medieval Latin germandrea from Late Greek khamandrua from Greek khamaidrūs khamai on the ground dhghem- in Indo-European roots drūs oak deru- in Indo-European roots

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