from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Catmint, catnip; Nepeta cataria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Catnip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form knots, knobs, or protuberances in (cotton-fibers) during the processes of ginning, opening, etc., preparatory to carding and combing.
  • n. The catnip, Nepeta Cataria.
  • n. A variant of neep.
  • n. A knob, swelling, protuberance, or knot which exists in imperfect cotton-fibers as a result either of unsymmetrical growth or of operations (principally ginning) to which the cotton is subjected preparatory to carding or combing.


Shortened from nepte. (Wiktionary)


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