American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various aromatic, ornamental, annual or perennial plants of the genus Nepeta, having opposite leaves and variously colored flowers with two-lipped corollas.
- n. Chiefly British Catnip.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Nepeta, N. Cataria: so called because cats are fond of it. It is stimulant and slightly tonic, and is a domestic remedy for various ailments. Malabar catmint is Anisomeles Malabarica, a similar labiate, used by the natives of India as a tonic and febrifuge. Also
- n. The plant Nepeta cataria, or other members of the genus; catnip.
- n. hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats
- From cat + mint. (Wiktionary)
“Thus you are not ignorant of the singularly aphrodisiac effect produced by the Nepeta cataria, vulgarly called catmint, on the feline race; and, on the other hand, to quote an example whose authenticity I can answer for.”
“For the first time an insect repellent active ingredient is available from a sustainable source — the catmint plant — that combines true efficacy with natural product cachet.”
“So I picked up three pepper plants, some elfin thyme (which is adorable!) and some catmint.”
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“Not that it will ever be cured, part of the human condition? cheers, catmint”
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