cal·a·mint | \ˈka-lə-ˌmint \

Definition of calamint 

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

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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 Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Gorgeous Medicinal Echinacea In Your Garden," 17 July 2017

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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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