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peppermint

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

Simple Definition of peppermint

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

  • : a candy flavored with peppermint

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of peppermint

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  candy flavored with peppermint

pepperminty

play \ˈpe-pər-ˌmin-tē\ adjective

Illustration of peppermint

1696

First Known Use of peppermint

1696


PEPPERMINT Defined for Kids

peppermint

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noun pep·per·mint \ˈpe-pər-ˌmint\

Definition of peppermint for Students

  1. 1 :  a mint plant with small usually purple flowers that yields an oil used especially to flavor candies

  2. 2 :  a candy flavored with peppermint




Medical Dictionary

peppermint

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noun pep·per·mint \-ˌmint, -mənt\

Medical Definition of peppermint

  1. :  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

pepperminty

\ˈpep-ər-ˌmint-ē\play adjective




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