Definition of germander in English:

germander

Line breaks: ger|man¦der
Pronunciation: /dʒəˈmandə
 
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noun

A widely distributed plant of the mint family. Some kinds are cultivated as ornamentals and some are used in herbal medicine.
  • Genus Teucrium, family Labiatae: many species, including the European wall germander (T. chamaedrys)
More example sentences
  • They can be trimmed almost like a topiary, if you want to use miniature box, lavender or germander.
  • Herbs, such as germander and santolina, can be clipped into low hedges to create a knot garden.
  • For example, programmed cell death in isolated rat hepatocytes has been implicated in the hepatitis induced by a herbal medicine containing diterpinoids from germander.

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin germandra, based on Greek khamaidrus, literally 'ground oak', from khamai 'on the ground' + drus 'oak' (because the leaves of some species were thought to resemble those of the oak).

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