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calamint

[kal-uh-mint] /ˈkæl ə mɪnt/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; alteration (by association with mint2) of Middle English calament < Medieval Latin calamentum, Latin calamintha < Greek kalamínthē
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calamint

/ˈkæləˌmɪnt/
noun
1.
any aromatic Eurasian plant of the genus Satureja (or Calamintha), having clusters of purple or pink flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French calament (but influenced by English mint1), from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Greek kalaminthē
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