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cat·mint

 (kăt′mĭnt′)
n.
1. Any of various aromatic, ornamental plants of the genus Nepeta in the mint family, having variously colored flowers with two-lipped corollas.
2. Chiefly British Catnip.

catmint

(ˈkætˌmɪnt)
n
(Plants) a Eurasian plant, Nepeta cataria, having spikes of purple-spotted white flowers and scented leaves of which cats are fond: family Lamiaeae (labiates). Also called: catnip

cat•nip

(ˈkæt nɪp)

n.
a plant, Nepeta cataria, of the mint family, having egg-shaped leaves containing aromatic oils that are a cat attractant.
Also, esp. Brit., catmint.
[1705–15, Amer.; cat + nip, variant of Middle English nep catnip < Old English nepte < Medieval Latin nepta, variant of Latin nepeta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catmint - hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spikecatmint - hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Nepeta, Nepeta - catmint
Translations

catmint

[ˈkætmɪnt] Nhierba f gatera, nébeda f

catmint

[ˈkætˌmɪnt] ngattaia, nepeta
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All of the mints (Mentha), with their abundance of pungent oils, the catmints (Nepeta) for the same reasons, and rhubarb, rue, germanda, thyme, anise and hyssop, are also free from deer damage.
Catmint makes a terrific edging plant for the border instead of lavender, its grey-green leaves and lavender flowerhead borne on upright spikes.
Catmint makes a terrific edging plant for the border instead of lavender, its greygreen leaves and lavender flowerhead borne on upright spikes.