an aromatic Old World plant, Mentha pulegium, of the mint family, having clusters of small purple flowers and yielding a pungent essential oil used medicinally and as an insect repellent.
Also called mock pennyroyal. a similar, related plant, Hedeoma pulegioides, of eastern North America, having bluish flowers growing from the leaf axils.
any of several other aromatic plants of the mint family.
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How to use pennyroyal in a sentence
pennyroyal Station whips up tried-and-true American comforts, albeit with a surprise that makes them feel somehow new.Like a good neighbor, Pennyroyal Station is there for you | Tom Sietsema | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
And Kurt was so happy with it that a few months later he asked me to do another video for them for a song called “pennyroyal Tea.”
I told her to bring me some pennyroyal along from the field next the quarry.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
Aunt Maria told me you were here—she is impatient for her pennyroyal.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
There were no iron-clad rules in this comfortable household, especially when pennyroyal, the help, was away.
The school year ended and pennyroyal, the “hired help,” who had been paying her annual visit to her sister, came back to the farm.
pennyroyal baked griddle-sized cakes, delivering them one at a time direct from 115 the stove to the consumer.
British Dictionary definitions for pennyroyal
a Eurasian plant, Mentha pulegium, with hairy leaves and small mauve flowers, that yields an aromatic oil used in medicine: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Also called: mock pennyroyal a similar and related plant, Hedeoma pulegioides, of E North America
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