Calamint meaning

kălə-mĭnt
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.
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Any of a genus (Satureja) of plants of the mint family, esp. an aromatic species of savory (formerly S. calamintha and now Calamintha nepeta)
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Any species of aromatic garden herb of the genus Calamintha.
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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

  • From French calament (assimilated in English to mint), from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Latin calaminthe, from Ancient Greek καλαμίνθη (kalaminthē).

    From Wiktionary