cal·​a·​mint | \ ˈka-lə-ˌmint How to pronounce calamint (audio) \

Definition of calamint

: any of a genus (Calamintha synonym Satureja, especially C. nepeta) of Eurasian perennial mints

Examples of calamint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of her favorites to tuck around natives is nonnative perennial calamint Calamintha nepeta. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2022 Other guides include lenten rose, peony, redbud, azalea, elephant ear, lantana, coneflower, savory calamint and rudbeckia. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Brighten up your outdoor spaces this summer by planting coneflowers, calamint, rudbeckia, coleus and lantana, or opt to plan a container garden. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 14 July 2021 The calamint produces plumelike stalks covered in tiny white or lavender-blue flowers that just keep coming for months. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 3 June 2021 For generations, the Sireci family has grown high-altitude indigenous Sicilian grapes, including Nero D'Avola, which has notes of calamint, eucalyptus, and incense, all herbs that grow in the wild on the island. Valentina Di Donato, Forbes, 25 June 2021 As with the calamint, rudbeckia is valued for its long season of flowering at the hottest time of year. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 7 June 2021 The savory calamint is an attractive, compact and aromatic hardy perennial that would be welcome at any time but is especially valued for its display in the hottest weeks of the year. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 3 June 2021 Koffmann has ordered two snacks: Soft-shell crab tempura with Thai basil & green peppercorns; and a selection of charcuterie: Goose with sage & fenugreek; Saddleback pork with oregano & fennel seed; and Cornish salt-marsh lamb with lesser calamint. Richard Vines,, 7 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of calamint

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calamint

Middle English calament, from Anglo-French calamente, from Medieval Latin calamentum, from Greek kalaminthē

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16 May 2022

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“Calamint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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