horsemint

noun

horse·​mint ˈhȯrs-ˌmint How to pronounce horsemint (audio)
: any of various coarse mints
especially : monarda

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the esperanza, poinciana, thyrallis, duranta and firebush blooming in area landscapes, vitex, sunflowers, Martha Gonzales roses and horsemint are making a good show in area landscapes. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 In my landscape the horsemint follows the Indian blanket and coreopsis as the final flowers in the neighborhood wildflower mix. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 2 July 2021 Acres of Ohio horsemint, pale leafcup, leafy prairie clover and glade quillwort now thrive on land that once was a forest of prickly buckthorn. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, 10 Aug. 2017 Kinter recently spotted penstemon, paintbrush, buckbrush, horsemint (a variety of bee balm), sandwort and wooly sunflower (also known as Oregon sunshine). Anna Webb, idahostatesman, 10 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horsemint was before the 12th century

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“Horsemint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horsemint. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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