calamint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calamint perennial aromatic herbs growing in hedgerows or scrub or open woodlands from western Europe to central Asia and in North America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Calamint (Bot) A genus of perennial plants (Calamintha) of the Mint family, esp. the Calamintha Nepeta and Calamintha Acinos, which are called also basil thyme.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calamint A book-name for plants of the genus Calamintha.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Calamint kal′a-mint a genus of Labiate plants closely allied to balm and thyme.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. calamint, calemente,cf. F. calament,) fr. L. calamintha, Gr. kalami`nqh kala`minqos. See 1st Mint
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—Low L. calamentum, through L. from Gr. kalaminthē.

Usage

In literature:

Make an infusion of hyssop, bay leaves, bay berries, calamint, camomiles, mugwort and savine.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
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