Definition of dittany
1 : a pink-flowered mint (Origanum dictamnus) that is native to Crete
2 : a North American mint (Cunila origanoides) having purplish or white flowers
Origin of dittany
Middle English ditoyne, detony from Anglo-French ditayne, from Latin dictamnum, from Greek diktamnon
First Known Use: 12th century
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