any of a genus (Satureja) of plants of the mint family, esp. an aromatic species of savory (formerly S. calamintha and now Calamintha nepeta)
Origin of calamintMiddle English calaminte ; from Old French calamente ; from Medieval Latin calamentum ; from Classical Latin calaminthe ; from Classical Greek kalaminth?
Any of several plants in the mint family, especially in the genera Calamintha and Clinopodium, having aromatic foliage and clusters of pink, lilac, or white flowers.
Origin of calamintMiddle English calaminte, from Old French calamente, from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Latin calaminth&emacron;, from Greek kalaminth&emacron;.
- Any species of aromatic garden herb of the genus Calamintha.