catmint definition

  • noun:
    • some of various fragrant, decorative, annual or perennial plants associated with genus Nepeta, having reverse leaves and variously coloured blossoms with two-lipped corollas.
    • Chiefly British Catnip.
    • The plant Nepeta cataria, or other people in the genus; catnip.
    • A plant of this genus Nepeta, N. Cataria: so-called because cats tend to be fond of it.
    • hairy aromatic perennial natural herb having whorls of tiny white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal increase; utilized in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly popular with cats

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