horsemint

[hawrs-mint]
noun
1.
a wild mint, Mentha longifolia, introduced into America from Europe, having spikes of lilac flowers.
2.
any of various other wild mints as the New World Monarda punctata.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English; see horse, mint1

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horsemint (ˈhɔːsˌmɪnt)
 
n
1.  a hairy European mint plant, Mentha longifolia, with small mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2.  any of several similar and related plants, such as Monarda punctata of North America

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Crushed leaves of bergamot or horsemint are highly aromatic but a trifle rank.
Common names include nettle-leafed giant hyssop, horsemint.
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