noun pep·per·mint \-ˌmint, -mənt, in rapid speech ˈpep-mənt or -əm-ənt\

: a plant that produces an oil that is used especially to flavor candies

: a candy flavored with peppermint

Full Definition of PEPPERMINT

a :  a pungent and aromatic mint (Mentha piperita) with dark green lanceolate leaves and whorls of small pink flowers in spikes
b :  any of several mints (as M. arvensis) that are related to the peppermint
:  candy flavored with peppermint
pep·per·minty \ˈpe-pər-ˌmin-tē\ adjective

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PEPPERMINT Defined for Kids


noun pep·per·mint \ˈpe-pər-ˌmint\

Definition of PEPPERMINT for Kids

:  a mint plant with small usually purple flowers that yields an oil used especially to flavor candies
:  a candy flavored with peppermint
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noun pep·per·mint \-ˌmint, -mənt\

Medical Definition of PEPPERMINT

:  a mint of the genus Mentha (M. piperita) with dark green leaves and spikes of small pink flowers from which an aromatic oil is obtained
pep·per·minty \ˈpep-ər-ˌmint-ē\ adjective
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