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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Mentheae — lemon balm.
  • proper n. Bee-nymph in Greek mythology.
  • proper n. A female given name. Popular in the latter half of the 20th century.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek μέλισσα (melissa, "honey bee") (compare Melissa), which in turn comes from μέλι (meli, "honey").

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From Ancient Greek μέλισσα (mélissa, "bee, honey, honeybee")

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