Peppermint



[pep-er-mint, -muh nt] /ˈpɛp ərˌmɪnt, -mənt/

noun
1.
an herb, Mentha piperita, of the , cultivated for its aromatic, pungent oil.
2.
Also called peppermint oil. this oil, or a preparation made from it.
3.
a lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.
/ˈpɛpəˌmɪnt/
noun
1.
a temperate mint plant, Mentha piperita, with purple or white flowers: cultivated for its downy leaves, which yield a pungent oil
2.
the oil from this plant, which is used as a flavouring
3.
a sweet flavoured with peppermint
n.

1690s, from pepper (n.) + mint (n.1). As a type of candy drop by 1829.

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