how to pronounce catnip


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catnip is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of catnip in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… absolutely love it's got no catnip in it …”

meanings of catnip


  1. Nepeta cataria and Nepeta grandiflora (and perhaps other species), which are well-known for causing an apparently harmless pheromone-based intoxication among certain cats.
  2. Something that causes excitement or interest.
  3. Any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus Nepeta, family Lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.

catnip frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word catnip occurs in english on average 0 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics catnip can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that catnip can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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