Meaning of MELISSA in English

mə̇ˈlisə noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek melitta, melissa bee, from melit-, meli honey — more at mellifluous

1. capitalized : a genus of Old World mints having axillary clusters of small white or yellowish flowers with a bilabiate calyx, exserted corolla, and divergent anther lobes — see balm 3a, lemon balm

2. -s : a plant of the genus Melissa

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