Catnip vs Scissors - What's the difference?

catnip | scissors |


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

(scissor).

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

    scissors

    English

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • (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.
    Use a scissors to cut them if you don't have proper shears.
  • *
  • (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.
  • They executed a perfect scissors .
  • (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.
  • Usage notes

    * "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).

    Synonyms

    * (tool used for cutting) pair of scissors * (rugby) switch

    Derived terms

    Verb

    (head)
  • (scissor)
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