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horsemint

[ hawrs-mint ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌmɪnt /
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noun
a wild mint, Mentha longifolia, introduced into America from Europe, having spikes of lilac flowers.
any of various other wild mints as the New World Monarda punctata.
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Origin of horsemint

Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at horse, mint1
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How to use horsemint in a sentence

  • There's catnip and hoarhound and horsemint and pennyroy'l, and pretty soon there'll be wild life-everlastin'.

    The Land of Long Ago|Eliza Calvert Hall

British Dictionary definitions for horsemint

horsemint
/ (ˈhɔːsˌmɪnt) /

noun
a hairy European mint plant, Mentha longifolia, with small mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
any of several similar and related plants, such as Monarda punctata of North America
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