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.
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 calamint
- Middle English calaminte from Old French calamente from Medieval Latin calamentum from Latin calaminthē from Greek kalaminthē
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition