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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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