Catnip Cat"nip`, Catmint Cat"mint`, n. (Bot.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • catmint — [kat′mint΄] n. Brit. var. of CATNIP …   English World dictionary

  • catmint — katžolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių (Lamiaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Nepeta). atitikmenys: lot. Nepeta angl. catmint; catnip vok. Katzenminze; Nepeta rus. котовник lenk. kocimiętka …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • catmint — katžolė statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Nepeta angl. catmint; catnip rus. котовник …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • catmint — noun Date: 13th century any of a genus (Nepeta) of Old World temperate zone herbs of the mint family; especially catnip 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catmint — /kat mint /, n. Chiefly Brit. catnip. [1225 75; ME cattesminte equiv. to cattes, gen. of CAT1 + minte MINT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • catmint — noun /ˈkætmɪnt/ The plant Nepeta cataria, or other members of the genus; catnip …   Wiktionary

  • catmint — cat·mint kat .mint n CATNIP (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • catmint — cat|mint [ kæt,mınt ] noun uncount BRITISH CATNIP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • catmint — n. catnip, type of strongly scented plant which cats like …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catmint — noun a plant with downy leaves, purple spotted white flowers, and a pungent smell attractive to cats. [Nepeta cataria and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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