Definition of catnip in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkatnɪp


Another term for catmint.
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  • Interplant with horseradish, dead nettle, catnip, coriander, nasturtiums, and tansy.
  • Chewing insects can spread the disease from weeds as they feed, so be sure to remove all nearby pokeweed, nightshade, catnip, horsenettle and motherwort.
  • Unless it's the drug-like catnips and valerians, most cats ignore growing things.


late 18th century (originally US): from cat1 + nip, variant of dialect nep, nept, from medieval Latin nepta, from Latin nepeta 'catmint'.

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