from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genera Calamintha or Satureja in the mint family, cultivated for their aromatic foliage and clusters of pink, lilac, or white flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any species of aromatic garden herb of the genus Calamintha.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of perennial plants (Calamintha) of the Mint family, esp. the Calamintha Nepeta and Calamintha Acinos, which are called also basil thyme.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book-name for plants of the genus Calamintha.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. perennial aromatic herbs growing in hedgerows or scrub or open woodlands from western Europe to central Asia and in North America
Middle English calaminte, from Old French calamente, from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Latin calaminthē, from Greek kalaminthē.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French calament (assimilated in English to mint), from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Latin calaminthe, from Ancient Greek καλαμίνθη (kalaminthē). (Wiktionary)