What is Melissa?

  • (noun): A genus of Old World mints of the family Labiatae.
    Synonyms: genus Melissa


Melissa is a given name for a female child. The name comes from the Greek word μέλισσα (melissa), "honey bee", which in turn comes from μέλι (meli), "honey". In Ireland it is sometimes used as a feminine form of the Gaelic male name Maoilíosa, which means "servant of Jesus." Melissa also refers to the plant known as lemon balm (family Lamiaceae; genus and species Melissa officinalis).

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Strangers (thirtysomething) - Plot
... Melissa and Lee have been seeing each other since Lee painted the interior of Melissa's home ... Melissa is nervous about introducing him to her friends because of the several year gap in their ages ... Melissa accepts, thinking it will be just the four of them ...
List Of Sugar Rush Episodes - Series 2 (2006) - Episode 2
... back to her desk, the books on it drop off, and a girl called Melissa hands the napkin with Saint's phone number written on it to her ... As Kim leaves the college, she checks her phone while Melissa unsuccessfully tries to flirt with her ... her, but when she's typed "Soz for fucking nut", she is startled by Melissa, who loudly announces her presence while standing behind the bench Kim is sitting on ...
List Of Hollyoaks Characters (2007) - Melissa Hurst
... Melissa Hurst Hollyoaks character Portrayed by Carla Chases First appearance June 2007 Last appearance 3 September 2007 Profile Date of birth 1985 Date of death 3 September 2007 Melissa Hurst was ... Through Sarah, Melissa met and grew close to Hannah Ashworth after discovering she is bulimic, an illness which Melissa also suffered from ... Melissa helped Hannah to be subtle and hide her eating disorder, encouraging her to exercise regularly, go without food and to stay away from her family and friends so that she is not 'tempted ...
Lycaeides Melissa
... The Melissa Blue (Lycaeides melissa) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family ... The Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) is a subspecies of the Melissa Blue ...
Melissa, Calabria - History
... Melissa is mentioned for the first time in 13th century documents ... It was a fief of the de Micheli family (1463-1466), venitian nobles based in Calabria, of the Campitelli family (1485-1688) and, later, to the Pignatelli (1688-1806) ...