Share this entry
horsemint Line breaks: horse|mint
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːsmɪnt/

Definition of horsemint in English:


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.

Definition of horsemint in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources