Horse-mint

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-mint a common European wild-mint: the American Monarda punctataSweet horse-mint, the common dittany
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hors; Ice. horss, Old High Ger. hros (Ger. ross).

Usage

In literature:

He knew the rush which cures the ox and the mint which cures the horse.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Horse mint and palm of crystal (Castor-bean) and bullnettle root boiled together will make a cure fer swelling.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
She just gave 'em the Horse Show stare, as cool as a mint frappe.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
The United States Mint was still working by horse-power, not employing steam till 1815.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Sometimes she put horse mint on de pallet with us to make us sweat and driv de fever 'way.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Horse mint breaks the fever.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
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In news:

Maybe the cure for all celebrity feuds lies in mint juleps and horse races after all.
The mint julep has a long and delicious history with horse racing's biggest event.
Every year, racing fans, horse lovers, debutantes and country music stars flock to the Kentucky Derby for a day (or an entire weekend, for some) of horse racing, mint juleps and Old South-style fun.
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