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.
- Also called basil thyme.
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How to use calamint in a sentence
If she be of full habit of body open a vein, after preparing her with syrup of betony, calamint, hyssop and feverfew.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
In both species the mouth of the calyx is hairy, but the hairs are much more prominent in the Lesser calamint than in the last.Field and Woodland Plants | William S. Furneaux
calamint, kal′a-mint, n. a genus of Labiate plants closely allied to balm and thyme.
British Dictionary definitions for calamint
any aromatic Eurasian plant of the genus Satureja (or Calamintha), having clusters of purple or pink flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
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