from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variant of neep.
  • noun A knob, swelling, protuberance, or knot which exists in imperfect cotton-fibers as a result either of unsymmetrical growth or of operations (principally ginning) to which the cotton is subjected preparatory to carding or combing.
  • To form knots, knobs, or protuberances in (cotton-fibers) during the processes of ginning, opening, etc., preparatory to carding and combing.
  • noun The catnip, Nepeta Cataria.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Catnip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Catmint, catnip; Nepeta cataria.


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Shortened from nepte.


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