catmint vs catnip what difference

what is difference between catmint and catnip

English

Etymology

From cat +‎ mint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkætmɪnt/

Noun

catmint (countable and uncountable, plural catmints)

  1. Synonym of catnip (the plant Nepeta cataria, or other members of the genus)

Translations



English

Etymology

Compound of cat +‎ Middle English nep, from Old English nepte, from Latin nepeta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkatnɪp/

Noun

catnip (countable and uncountable, plural catnips)

  1. Any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus Nepeta, family Lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.
    Synonyms: catmint, catwort
  2. Nepeta cataria and Nepeta grandiflora (and perhaps other species), which are well-known for causing an apparently harmless pheromone-based intoxication among certain cats.
    Coordinate term: silver vine
  3. (figuratively) Something that causes excitement or interest.

Translations

Further reading

  • catnip on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Nepeta on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • “catnip”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • pancit

Spanish

Noun

catnip m (plural catnips)

  1. catnip

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