Definition of germander in English:

germander

Syllabification: ger·man·der
Pronunciation: /jərˈmandər
 
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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 American germander (T. canadense) and the European wall germander (T. chamaedrys)
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    • 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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