calamint

noun
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 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, Bloomberg.com, "Top Chef Gives His Verdict on Michelin-Star Restaurant’s Home Delivery," 7 May 2020 Molinia grass, variety Moorhexe, was used as an accent among masses of the savory calamint. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "It’s time to plan the new season’s garden, and it pays to be picky," 11 Mar. 2020 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018 Create a pastel combination with lamb's ears (Stachys byzantina), verbenas, pink bee balms (Monarda), calamints (Calamintha), and cranesbills (Geranium) backed with ornamental grasses. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018

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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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“Calamint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calamint. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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