Definition of horsemint in English:


Syllabification: horse·mint
Pronunciation: /ˈhôrsˌmint


  • A tall coarse kind of mint.
    • Genera Mentha and Monarda, family Labiatae: several species and hybrids, including the European Mentha longifolia and the North American Monarda punctata
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    • Other names for this plant are plains horsemint, tall horsemint, lemon-mint, and lemon beebalm.
    • There are horsemints and mountain mints.
    • Members of the mint family, horsemints all have strongly aromatic foliage, the fragrances varying between the species.


Middle English: from horse (often used in the names of plants to denote a coarse variety) + mint1.

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