[ kal-uh-mint ]
/ ˈkæl ə mɪnt /
any of several aromatic plants belonging to the genus Calamintha (or Satureja) of the mint family, having simple, opposite leaves and drooping clusters of flowers.
Words nearby calamint
Origin of calamint
1225–75; alteration (by association with mint2) of Middle English calament < Medieval Latin calamentum, Latin calamintha < Greek kalamínthē
Also called basil thyme.
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Examples from the Web for calamint
Calamint, kal′a-mint, n. a genus of Labiate plants closely allied to balm and thyme.
If she be of full habit of body open a vein, after preparing her with syrup of betony, calamint, hyssop and feverfew.
British Dictionary definitions for calamint
/ (ˈkæləˌmɪnt) /
any aromatic Eurasian plant of the genus Satureja (or Calamintha), having clusters of purple or pink flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Word Origin for calamint
C14: from Old French calament (but influenced by English mint 1), from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Greek kalaminthē
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