noun Etymology: Middle English calament, from Anglo-French calamente, from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Greek kalaminthē Date: 14th century any of a genus (Calamintha syn. Satureja, especially C. nepeta) of Eurasian perennial mints

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  • Calamint — Cal a*mint ( m[i^]nt), n. [OE. calamint, calemente (cf. F. calament) fr. L. calamintha, Gr. kalami nqh, kala minqos. See 1st {Mint}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial plants ({Calamintha}) of the Mint family, esp. the {Calamintha Nepeta} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calamint — [kal′ə mint΄] n. [ME calaminte < OFr calamente < ML calamentum < L calaminthe < Gr kalaminthē] any of a genus (Satureja) of plants of the mint family, esp. an aromatic species of savory (formerly S. calamintha and now Calamintha… …   English World dictionary

  • calamint — /kal euh mint/, n. any of several aromatic plants belonging to the genus Calamintha (or Satureja) of the mint family, having simple, opposite leaves and drooping clusters of flowers. Also called basil thyme. [1225 75; alter. (by assoc. with… …   Universalium

  • calamint — noun Any species of aromatic garden herb of the genus Calamintha …   Wiktionary

  • calamint — [ kaləmɪnt] noun an aromatic herbaceous plant or shrub with blue or lilac flowers. [Genus Calamintha.] Origin ME: from OFr. calament, from med. L. calamentum, from late L. calaminthe, from Gk kalaminthē …   English new terms dictionary

  • calamint — cal·a·mint …   English syllables

  • calamint — cal•a•mint [[t]ˈkæl ə mɪnt[/t]] n. pln coo any of several aromatic plants of the genera Calamintha and Satureja, of the mint family, having drooping flower clusters • Etymology: 1225–75; alter. (by assoc. with mint II) of ME calament < ML… …   From formal English to slang

  • calamint — n. any aromatic herb or shrub of the genus Calamintha, esp. C. officinalis with purple or lilac flowers. Etymology: ME f. OF calament f. med.L calamentum f. LL calaminthe f. Gk kalaminthe …   Useful english dictionary

  • calamint balm — noun see calamint …   Useful english dictionary

  • large-flower calamint — stambiažiedė girmėtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Calamintha grandiflora), paplitęs pietų Europoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Calamintha grandiflora angl. large flower calamint… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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