from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hairy aromatic perennial herb (Nepeta cataria) in the mint family, native to Eurasia and containing an aromatic oil to which cats are strongly attracted.
- n. Any of various other mostly aromatic plants of the genus Nepeta, cultivated for their ornamental foliage and clusters of blue, lavender, or white flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus Nepeta, family Lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.
- n. Nepeta cataria and Nepeta grandiflora (and perhaps other species), which are well-known for causing an apparently harmless pheromone-based intoxication among certain cats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A well-know plant of the genus Nepeta (Nepeta Cataria), somewhat like mint, having a string scent, and sometimes used in medicine. It is so called because cats have a peculiar fondness for it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as catmint.
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
August 24, 2009 at 3:28 pm i wanf sumfting wif kiwees’s incluudid in et :3 i wuv catnipz *snifz catnip* aaaahhhh my bewuved catnip.
I guess catnip is kitty ganja. (or at least for some).
Then his wife, Aunt Jessica, blew in with a decoction she called catnip tea.
The cat, exhausted from his "catnip" - induced shipboard acrobatics, melted into a furry puddle across Maati's knees.
The catnip was a little more potent than Bob expected.
That goes for all the officials who thought that using my name as catnip was just playing the Washington game as usual.
"Say" -- Mr. Jarvis was evidently touching on a point which had weighed deeply upon him -- "why's catnip called catnip?"
laquo; Previous The catnip was a little more potent than Bob expected.
-- better known as catnip -- and it's the first new biopesticide to be registered by the company in eight years.
I know my favorite television show will never be interrupted to bring viewers a special broadcast, then cut to a news conference where Mickey Mouse, flanked by Minnie loyally at his side, has to explain why he was arrested in a cheap motel room with underage rodents and a kilo of Colombian primo "catnip" in his car.