: a European mint (Hyssopus officinalis) having highly aromatic and pungent leaves that have been used to make a tea and as a stimulant and to relieve respiratory symptoms
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)—Walter Dawn
Small perennial garden herb (Hyssopus officinalis) of the mint family, native to the area from southern Europe east to Central Asia and naturalized in North America. Its flowers and evergreen leaves have long been used as a flavouring for foods and beverages and as a folk medicine for nose, throat, and lung afflictions. The plant has a sweet scent and a warm, bitter taste. It is used to flavour both sweet and savory foods, and such liqueurs as absinthe. Hyssop honey is considered especially fine.