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[kat-mint] /ˈkætˌmɪnt/
noun, Chiefly British
Origin of catmint
1225-75; Middle English cattesminte equivalent to cattes, genitive of cat1 + minte mint1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They made me catmint tea, and rubbed it on their hands so I could smell of it, and never left me alone.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • It was many days before I visited that catmint bed again, for it rained very hard.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • catmint will cause those of the most gentle and mild dispositions to become fierce and quarrelsome.

  • He wrote word that he had planted a large grove of catmint for me, and had called it "Daisy's Plantation."

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • He knew where it was kept, and would go and mew before the closet door till he got his catmint.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • Jack announced one day that she had been disturbed by the musicales, and the catmint period was drawing to an end.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • After this I had to bear jeers and scoffs; but I would not give up my principles nor yet my catmint bed.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
  • I shall have to chew a lot of catmint and roll in it before I feel like myself again.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
British Dictionary definitions for catmint


a Eurasian plant, Nepeta cataria, having spikes of purple-spotted white flowers and scented leaves of which cats are fond: family Lamiaeae (labiates) Also called catnip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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