Definition of Nepeta

1. Noun. Catmint.

Exact synonyms: Genus Nepeta
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Catmint, Catnip, Nepeta Cataria

Definition of Nepeta

1. n. A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy.

Definition of Nepeta

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Nepeta'' of flowering plants, including the catnip and ground ivy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nepeta

1. catnip [n -S] - See also: catnip

Medical Definition of Nepeta

1. A genus of labiate plants, including the catnip and ground ivy. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nepeta

neovasculogenesis
neovessel
neovessels
neoxanthin
neoytterbia
neoytterbium
neozoic
nep
nepa
nepafenac
nepenthe
nepenthean
nepenthes
neper
nepers
nepetalactone
nepetas
neph
nephalism
nephalist
nephelauxetic
nepheligenous
nepheline
nephelines
nephelinic
nephelinite
nephelinites
nephelinitic
nephelite

Literary usage of Nepeta

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1. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1793)
"nepeta Cataria. Linn. Sj>. Pl . 796. Hudf. FI. An. 249. ... Wherever they meet with the nepeta, they entirely ..."

2. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"—The home of the nepeta Cataria is Europe and western Asia. ... nepeta, the generic name of this plant, is said to have been given to it because it was ..."

3. A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other by Alphonso Wood (1854)
"Flower nepeta С*ши- 16. One of it« anthers. 17. Cunila Mariana. IS. A calyx and style. ЙШ of ike Genera. ..."

4. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"nepeta nuda, L. (fig. 598). Fruit of four nutlets, separating when mature, ... nepeta nuda, x 25. Longitudinal section of nutlet: R, radicle ; A, ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"(1) nepeta Glechoma, Benth.—S. Bucks. (1\ Saxifraga umbrosa, L.— Wilts (Devizes). (4) The proliferous garden variety of Bellis perennis, L.—Wr. Ches. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The best-known genera represented in the United States are nepeta (catnip), Mentha (mint), Origanum (marjoram), Salvia (sage), Thymus (thyme), ..."

7. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"NEMOPHILA—NIEREMBERGIA—nepeta. creased by cuttings at any time, and a few plants in heat during spring yield a large stock. NEMOPHILA INSIGNIS. ..."

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