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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catnip  \Cat"nip`\,  Catmint  \Cat"mint`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  well-know  plant  of  the  genus  {Nepeta}  ({N.  Cataria}), 
  somewhat  like  mint,  having  a  string  scent,  and  sometimes  used 
  in  medicine.  It  is  so  called  because  cats  have  a  peculiar 
  fondness  for  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catmint 
  n  :  hairy  aromatic  perennial  herb  having  whorls  of  small  white 
  purple-spotted  flowers  in  a  terminal  spike;  used  in  the 
  past  as  a  domestic  remedy;  strongly  attractive  to  cats 
  [syn:  {catnip},  {Nepeta  cataria}] 




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