Definition of mountain mint in English:

mountain mint

noun

  • 1US. The plant Oswego tea, Monarda didyma. Compare mountain balm. Now rare.

  • 2US. Any of various plants of the genus Pycnanthemum (family Lamiaceae (Labiatae)), whose leaves when crushed smell of mint.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From mountain + mint, after post-classical Latin calamentum montanum.

Pronunciation

mountain mint

/ˌmaʊntɪn ˈmɪnt/