from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The plant Nepeta cataria, or other members of the genus; catnip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Nepeta, N. Cataria: so called because cats are fond of it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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