One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A monoterpenoid lactone containing a methylcyclopentane ring, C₁₀H₁₄O₂, which is found in some plants of the mint family (especially the catmint Nepeta cataria), and has a scent that is strongly attractive to many cats and repellent to many insects.
1940s. From nepeta + lactone.
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