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calamint Line breaks: cala|mint
Pronunciation: /ˈkaləmɪnt/

Definition of calamint in English:


An aromatic Eurasian herbaceous plant or shrub with blue or lilac flowers.
  • Genus Calamintha, family Labiatae
Example sentences
  • He rubbed a mixture of charcoal, calamint, water mint, and other dried herbs into his pelt to try to blot out the stench of the village, then toppled onto a pallet in one of the guest rooms to fall asleep within seconds.
  • Planted with the setting sun behind it, calamint turns into a luminous star of the evening garden.
  • The British Herbal Pharmacopoeia recommends calamint for nervous and digestive complaints, menstrual pains, colds, chills and cramps; it has specific application in cases of infantile flatulent colic.


Middle English: from Old French calament, from medieval Latin calamentum, from late Latin calaminthe, from Greek kalaminthē.

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