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Definition of "calamint" [cal•a•mint]

  • Any of several plants of the genera Calamintha or Satureja in the mint family, cultivated for their aromatic foliage and clusters of pink, lilac, or white flowers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "calamint" in a sentence
  • "Ilva has a herb I've never heard of, Nepitella or lesser calamint."
  • "She shares photos of Nepitella, also called lesser calamint which grows wild in the area where she lives."
  • "Pandan leaves and lesser calamint--2 new things I learned about today."