Meaning of pennyroyal
Pronunciation: (pen"ē-roi'ul), [key]
- an aromatic Old World plant, Mentha pulegium, of the mint family, having clusters of small purple flowers and yielding a pungent essential oil used medicinally and as an insect repellent.
- Also calleda similar, related plant, Hedeoma pulegioides, of eastern North America, having bluish flowers growing from the leaf axils.
- any of several other aromatic plants of the mint family.
- pennyroyal (Thesaurus)