• WordNet 3.6
    • n Calamintha calamint
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n calamintha A genus of labiate strongly fragrant herbs or undershrubs, of the northern temperate zone. The common European species are used in making herb-teas. There are about 40 species, including the common calamint (C. officinalis), the wood-calamint (C. sylvatica), the lesser calamint (C. Nepeta), the field- or stone-basil or horse-thyme (C. Clinopodium), and the basil-thyme (C. Acinos).
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In literature:

Calamintha Nepeta and officinalis .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall
Of a Calamintha: the broad connective separating the two cells.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray