Definition of horsemint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːsmɪnt/


A tall coarse kind of mint.
  • Genera Mentha and Monarda, family Labiatae: several species and hybrids.
Example sentences
  • 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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