horsemint

[hawrs-mint]
noun
  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
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Examples from the Web for horsemint

Historical Examples of horsemint

  • 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

noun
  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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