noun Date: before 12th century any of various coarse mints; especially monarda

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Horsemint — may refer to:* Mentha longifolia , the Wild mint, which is also known in England as Horsemint. *Any plant in the genus Monarda , native to North America …   Wikipedia

  • Horsemint — Horse mint , n. (Bot.) (a) A coarse American plant of the Mint family ({Monarda punctata}). (b) In England, the wild mint ({Mentha sylvestris}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horsemint — ☆ horsemint [hôrs′mint΄] n. [ME horsminte ] any of a genus (Monarda) of North American plants of the mint family, with heads of showy flowers, usually red or purplish …   English World dictionary

  • Horsemint — Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi nqa, mi nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horsemint — taškuotoji monarda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Monarda punctata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Monarda punctata angl. dotted monarda; horsemint; spotted bee balm vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • horsemint — noun 1. an annual horsemint of central and western United States and northern Mexico • Syn: ↑lemon mint, ↑Monarda citriodora • Hypernyms: ↑monarda, ↑wild bergamot 2. tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horsemint — /hawrs mint /, n. 1. a wild mint, Mentha longifolia, introduced into America from Europe, having spikes of lilac flowers. 2. any of various other wild mints as the New World Monarda punctata. [1225 75; ME; see HORSE, MINT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • horsemint — n. variety of mint that produces yellow flowers with purple spots (native to North America); variety of mint that produces purplish pink flowers (native to Europe) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horsemint — horse•mint [[t]ˈhɔrsˌmɪnt[/t]] n. pln any of various wild mints, esp. a New World mint of the genus Monarda, with showy flowers • Etymology: 1225–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • horsemint — /ˈhɔsmɪnt/ (say hawsmint) noun 1. a wild mint, Mentha longifolia, originally native to Europe. 2. any of various other plants as Monarda punctata, an erect odorous herb of America …   Australian English dictionary

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