Variant of dittany
noun pl. dittanies
- a creeping, woolly herb (Origanum dictamnus) of the mint family, native to Crete
- gas plant
- ☆ a small perennial herb (Cunila origanoides) of the mint family, found in E U.S.
Origin: Middle English ditane ; from Old French ditan ; from Classical Latin dictamnum ; from Classical Greek diktamnon, uncertain or unknown; perhaps after Diktē, Mount Dicte, in Crete, where it grew