Meaning of water hyssop in English:

water hyssop


  • Any of various plants related to this; especially any of the aquatic or wetland plants of warm regions constituting the genus Bacopa (family Plantaginaceae), having small, often fleshy leaves and white or bluish flowers; specifically the pantropical B. monnieri.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Choice Manual Secrets Physick & Chyrurgery.