[ hawrs-mint ]

  1. a wild mint, Mentha longifolia, introduced into America from Europe, having spikes of lilac flowers.

  2. any of various other wild mints as the New World Monarda punctata.

Origin of horsemint

Middle English word dating back to 1225–75; see origin at horse, mint1

Words Nearby horsemint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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


/ (ˈhɔːsˌmɪnt) /

  1. a hairy European mint plant, Mentha longifolia, with small mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)

  2. any of several similar and related plants, such as Monarda punctata of North America

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