Meaning of GERMANDER in English

[ dʒə'mandə ]

■ noun a plant of the mint family, some kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals. [Genus Teucrium : many species.]


ME: from med. L. germandra , based on Gk khamaidrus , lit. 'ground oak' (because the leaves of some species were thought to resemble those of the oak).

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