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catmint

[kat-mint]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. catnip.
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Origin of catmint

1225–75; Middle English cattesminte equivalent to cattes, genitive of cat + minte mint1
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Historical Examples of catmint

  • I shall have to chew a lot of catmint and roll in it before I feel like myself again.

    Daisy

    Miranda Eliot Swan

  • It was many days before I visited that catmint bed again, for it rained very hard.

    Daisy

    Miranda Eliot Swan

  • After this I had to bear jeers and scoffs; but I would not give up my principles nor yet my catmint bed.

    Daisy

    Miranda Eliot Swan

  • They made me catmint tea, and rubbed it on their hands so I could smell of it, and never left me alone.

    Daisy

    Miranda Eliot Swan

  • He wrote word that he had planted a large grove of catmint for me, and had called it "Daisy's Plantation."

    Daisy

    Miranda Eliot Swan


British Dictionary definitions for catmint

catmint

noun
  1. 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
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