[pep-er-mint, -muh nt] /ˈpɛp ərˌmɪnt, -mənt/
an herb, Mentha piperita, of the , cultivated for its aromatic, pungent oil.
Also called peppermint oil. this oil, or a preparation made from it.
a lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.
a temperate mint plant, Mentha piperita, with purple or white flowers: cultivated for its downy leaves, which yield a pungent oil
the oil from this plant, which is used as a flavouring
a sweet flavoured with peppermint
1690s, from pepper (n.) + mint (n.1). As a type of candy drop by 1829.
noun 1. .
- Peppermint schnapps
noun a peppermint-flavored distilled spirit that is higher in alcohol content but lighter in flavor than crème de menthe Word Origin German schnapps or schnaps ‘white spirits’ Usage Note cooking
noun 1. a green or colorless alcoholic solution of the volatile oil produced by the peppermint leaf, used as a carminative and flavoring agent.
noun sweet medium-hot chiles; also called Tuscan peppers Usage Note cooking