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Noun: lemon balm  le-mun baam
  1. Bushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavoured leaves; a garden escapee in northern Europe and North America
    - garden balm, sweet balm, bee balm, beebalm, Melissa officinalis
  2. Lemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches

Derived forms: lemon balms

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Melissa, Melissa

Encyclopedia: Lemon balm