As nouns the difference between catnip and scissors
is that 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 while scissors
is (countable|plural in form|usually|with a plural verb) a tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed.
As a verb scissors 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.
(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.
(countable, plural in form, usually, with a plural verb) A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed.
- Those scissors are sharp. (indicating singular or plural scissors)
- That scissors is sharp. (less commonly to indicate singular scissors)
- Scissors are used to cut the flowers.
(countable, rugby) An attacking move conducted by two players; the player without the ball runs from one side of the ball carrier, behind the ball carrier, and receives a pass from the ball carrier on the other side.
- Use a scissors to cut them if you don't have proper shears.
(countable, skating) A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other.
(countable, gymnastics) An exercise in which the legs are switched back and forth, suggesting the motion of scissors.
(countable, wrestling) A scissors hold.
- They executed a perfect scissors .
* "A pair of scissors" is preferred to "a scissors" by about a four-to-one margin in the US (COCA).
* "The scissors" is preferred to "the scissor" by about a thirty-to-one margin in the US (COCA).
* (tool used for cutting) pair of scissors
* (rugby) switch