nepeta

noun
nep·​e·​ta | \ ˈne-pə-tə How to pronounce nepeta (audio) \

Definition of nepeta

Examples of nepeta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shorter plants may be Lady’s Mantle, borage (with their startling blue flowers), nepeta (cat’s mint, not as enticing as catnip), woolly lamb’s ear or even moss roses. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nepeta

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nepeta

New Latin, from Latin, an aromatic herb

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“Nepeta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nepeta. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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