noun. hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats.
- Nepeta cataria
- genus Nepeta
- cat (English)
- cat (Middle English (1100-1500))
- mint (English)
- minten (Middle English (1100-1500))
Example sentences of the word catmint
1. Noun, singular or mass
While people and cats like catmint's aroma, slugs don't enjoy it and will usually stay away.