Virginia mountain mint

noun

: a perennial mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) of eastern North America with narrow leaves and clusters of very small white flowers
Virginia mountain mint produces frothy mounds of small white flowers spotted with purple in broad, flattened inflorescences.C. Colston Burrell, in Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants, 2006

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Virginia mountain mint was circa 1936

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“Virginia mountain mint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virginia%20mountain%20mint. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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