American pennyroyal

noun

: pennyroyal sense 2a
Great as natural mosquito repellent, American pennyroyal is a good choice to plant around the perimeter of patios and near pools, he said.Patty Everett, Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey), 16 Nov. 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American pennyroyal was in 1812

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“American pennyroyal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20pennyroyal. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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