cat·​mint | \ ˈkat-ˌmint How to pronounce catmint (audio) \

Definition of catmint

: any of a genus (Nepeta) of Old World temperate-zone herbs of the mint family especially : catnip sense 1

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Recent Examples on the Web For example, catmint -- a long bloomer that demands little maintenance -- has both fuzzy foliage and an aroma that deer rarely tolerate. cleveland, "Defeat deer with smart and easy landscape solutions," 4 June 2020 Short plants could include Millenium Allium and catmint, perennial Geranium, May Night Salvia, stonecrop sedum and Moonshine Yarrow. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "7 ways to improve your home's curb appeal, for all those now walking by," 14 May 2020 Cats don’t care much for fruits or vegetables, but Sonnenshein suggests planting catnip or catmint for your feline friends. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Gardening in the Bay Area: Gardening with your pets," 19 Sep. 2019 Walters Gardens has also developed three summer phlox varieties and a catmint named (what else?) Cat’s Meow. Adrian Higgins, Houston Chronicle, "Growers set their sights on developing re-bloomers for the garden," 21 Aug. 2019 Each session ends with a tea ceremony, brewed from plants like lilac and catmint Telpner gathers on-site. USA TODAY, "Black Union regiment flag, Notorious BIG, Pikachu the mini pony: News from around our 50 states," 12 June 2019 In the landscape Spring blooming perennials like salvia, catmint and herbs including chives, tarragon and mint can easily split open and flop after heavy rains. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart," 11 June 2019 Mönch’ aster, catmint, lavender, rudbeckia, and Salvia chamaedryoides. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 Plant them in borders with catmints (Nepeta), garden phlox (Phlox paniculata), blazingstars (Liatris), yarrows (Achillea), and Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum maximum). The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Gorgeous Echinacea in Your Garden," 29 May 2018

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Catmint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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