germander

germander
/jeuhr man"deuhr/, n.
any of several plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Teucrium, of the mint family, as T. chamaedrys, of Europe, and T. canadense, of eastern North America.
[1400-50; late ME < ML germandr(e)a < LGk chamandryá]

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plant
      any of about 250 species of plants belonging to the genus Teucrium, which is a worldwide genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae), order Lamiales. American germander (T. canadense) of North America has slender spikes of purple to cream flowers on stems 90 cm (3 feet) tall. Native in Europe but naturalized in North America, wood sage (T. scorodonia) bears yellow flowers. Tree germander (T. fruticans), a shrub growing to 1.5 metres (5 feet), has scattered pale blue to lilac flowers and lance-shaped leaves. It is native on hillsides of coastal Europe.

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  • Germander — Ger*man der, n. [OE. germaunder, F. germandr[ e]e, It. calamandrea, L. chamaedrys, fr. Gr.?; ? on the earth or ground + ? tree. See {Humble}, and {Tree}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Teucrium} (esp. {Teucrium Cham[ae]drys} or wall germander),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • germander — [jər man′dər] n. [ME germandre < OFr germandree < ML germandra < Gr chamaidrys < chamai, on the ground (< IE base * ĝhm , ĝhthem > L humus & OE guma, man) + drys, TREE] any of a genus (Teucrium) of plants of the mint family,… …   English World dictionary

  • germander — n. any plant of the genus Teucrium. Phrases and idioms: germander speedwell a creeping plant, Veronica chamaedrys, with germander like leaves and blue flowers. Etymology: ME f. med.L germandra ult. f. Gk khamaidrus f. khamai on the ground + drus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • germander — berutis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Teucrium). atitikmenys: lot. Teucrium angl. germander vok. Batengel; Gamander; Gamanderlein rus. дубрoвник; паклун lenk. ożanka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Germander chickweed — Germander Ger*man der, n. [OE. germaunder, F. germandr[ e]e, It. calamandrea, L. chamaedrys, fr. Gr.?; ? on the earth or ground + ? tree. See {Humble}, and {Tree}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Teucrium} (esp. {Teucrium Cham[ae]drys} or wall… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • germander speedwell — noun a speedwell with bright blue flowers and leaves resembling those of the germander. [Veronica chamaedrys.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • germander speedwell — paprastoji veronika statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Veronica chamaedrys angl. angel’s eye; bird’s eye; germander speedwell vok. Gamander Ehrenpreis; wilder Gamander rus. вероника дубравная; дубравка; дубравник lenk. przetacznik… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • germander spirea — guobalapė lanksva statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Spiraea chamaedryfolia angl. elmleaf spirea; germander spirea; meadow sweet vok. germanderblättriger Spierstrauch; Ulmen Spierstrauch rus. спирея вязолистная; таволга дубровколистная; …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • germander sage — noun : water germander …   Useful english dictionary

  • germander chickweed — noun see germander speedwell 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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