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mint

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noun \ˈmint\

Definition of mint

  1. 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. 2 :  a confection flavored with mint

minty

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Origin and Etymology 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


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mint

noun

Definition of mint

  1. 1 :  a place where coins, medals, or tokens are made

  2. 2 :  a place where something is manufactured

  3. 3 :  a vast sum or amount <worth a mint>



Origin and Etymology 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


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mint

verb

Simple Definition of mint

  • : to make (coins) out of metal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make (as coins) out of metal :  coin

  3. 2 :  create, produce

  4. 3 :  to cause to attain an indicated status <newly minted doctors>

minter

noun

Examples of mint in a sentence

  1. coins that were minted before 1965

  2. We mint coins out of copper.



Circa 1520

First Known Use of mint

circa 1520

Other Monetary Terms


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mint

adjective

Definition of mint

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



Examples of mint in a sentence

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



1902

First Known Use of mint

1902



MINT Defined for Kids

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mint

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noun \ˈmint\

Definition of mint for Students

  1. 1 :  a fragrant plant (as catnip or peppermint) with square stems

  2. 2 :  a piece of candy flavored with mint




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mint

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noun

Definition of mint for Students

  1. 1 :  a place where coins are made from metals

  2. 2 :  a great amount especially of money <That antique is worth a mint.>




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mint

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verb

Definition of mint for Students

minted

minting

  1. :  to make coins out of metal :  coin <mint silver dollars>




Medical Dictionary

mint

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noun \ˈmint\

Medical Definition of mint

  1. :  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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