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horse·mint

 (hôrs′mĭnt′)
n.
1.
a. A perennial, aromatic eastern North American plant (Monarda punctata) in the mint family, having opposite leaves and yellowish flowers with purple spots.
b. Any of various other plants in the genus Monarda.
2. A perennial Eurasian plant (Mentha longifolia) in the mint family, having long, opposite leaves and dense, elongated clusters of white or lavender flowers.

horsemint

(ˈhɔːsˌmɪnt)
n
1. (Plants) a hairy European mint plant, Mentha longifolia, with small mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) any of several similar and related plants, such as Monarda punctata of North America

horse•mint

(ˈhɔrsˌmɪnt)

n.
any of various wild mints, esp. a New World mint of the genus Monarda, with showy flowers.
[1225–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horsemint - an annual horsemint of central and western United States and northern Mexicohorsemint - an annual horsemint of central and western United States and northern Mexico
monarda, wild bergamot - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
2.horsemint - tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple-spotted creamy flowershorsemint - tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple-spotted creamy flowers; many subspecies grown from eastern to southwestern United States and in Mexico
monarda, wild bergamot - any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
3.horsemint - a coarse Old World wild water mint having long leaves and spikelike clusters of flowershorsemint - a coarse Old World wild water mint having long leaves and spikelike clusters of flowers; naturalized in the eastern United States
mint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
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Description of the plant: Horse Mint is an aromatic perennial herb.
So long, horse mint, Your piebald mix of lavender and soft