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Noun: basil balm  ba-zul baam
  1. Perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish-pink balls
    - Monarda clinopodia
  2. Fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America
    - basil thyme, mother of thyme, Acinos arvensis, Satureja acinos

Derived forms: basil balms

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, monarda, wild bergamot

Part of: Acinos, genus Acinos