Medicinal vs Catnip - What's the difference?

medicinal | catnip |


As nouns the difference between medicinal and catnip

is that medicinal is any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes while catnip is (botany) any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus nepeta , family lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.

As an adjective medicinal

is having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.

medicinal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.
  • See also

    * salutary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    catnip

    English

    (wikipedia catnip) (Nepeta)

    Noun

  • (botany) Any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus Nepeta , family Lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.
  • (and perhaps other species), which are well-known for causing an apparently harmless pheromone-based intoxication among certain cats.
  • Some cats go bonkers over catnip ; others ignore it.

    Synonyms

    * catmint