any of a genus (Monarda) of North American plants of the mint family, with heads of showy flowers, usually red or purplish
Origin of horsemintMiddle English horsminte
- a. A perennial, aromatic eastern North American plant (Monarda punctata) in the mint family, having opposite leaves and yellowish flowers with purple spots.b. Any of various other plants in the genus Monarda.
- A perennial Eurasian plant (Mentha longifolia) in the mint family, having long, opposite leaves and dense, elongated clusters of white or lavender flowers.