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1mint

noun \ˈmint\

Definition of MINT

1
:  any of a family (Labiatae, the mint family) of aromatic plants with a square stem and a 4-lobed ovary which produces four one-seeded nutlets in fruit; especially :  any of a genus (Mentha) of mints that have white, purple, or pink verticillate flowers with a nearly regular corolla and four equal stamens and that include some used in flavoring and cookery
2
:  a confection flavored with mint
minty \ˈmin-tē\ adjective

Origin of MINT

Middle English minte, from Old English, from Latin mentha, menta; akin to Greek minthē mint
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

2mint

noun

Definition of MINT

1
:  a place where coins, medals, or tokens are made
2
:  a place where something is manufactured
3
:  a vast sum or amount <worth a mint>

Origin of MINT

Middle English mynt coin, money, from Old English mynet, from Latin moneta mint, coin, from Moneta, epithet of Juno; from the fact that the Romans coined money in the temple of Juno Moneta
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Monetary Terms

clad, legend, numismatic, obverse, reverse, scrip, series, specie

3mint

verb

: to make (coins) out of metal

Full Definition of MINT

transitive verb
1
:  to make (as coins) out of metal :  coin
2
3
:  to cause to attain an indicated status <newly minted doctors>
mint·er noun

Examples of MINT

  1. coins that were minted before 1965
  2. We mint coins out of copper.

First Known Use of MINT

circa 1520

Other Monetary Terms

clad, legend, numismatic, obverse, reverse, scrip, series, specie

4mint

adjective

Definition of MINT

:  unmarred as if fresh from a mint <in mint condition>

Examples of MINT

  1. <a mint baseball card that should be worth a lot to a collector>

First Known Use of MINT

1902
MINTER Defined for Kids

1mint

noun \ˈmint\

Definition of MINT for Kids

1
:  a fragrant plant (as catnip or peppermint) with square stems
2
:  a piece of candy flavored with mint

2mint

noun

Definition of MINT for Kids

1
:  a place where coins are made from metals
2
:  a great amount especially of money <That antique is worth a mint.>

3mint

verb
mint·edmint·ing

Definition of MINT for Kids

:  to make coins out of metal :  coin <mint silver dollars>
Medical Dictionary

mint

noun \ˈmint\

Medical Definition of MINT

:  any of a family (Labiatae, the mint family) of aromatic plants with a square stem and a four-lobed ovary which produces four one-seeded nutlets in fruit; especially :  any of the genus Mentha

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