spearmint


spear·mint

noun \-ˌmint, -mənt\

: a plant that has a strong and pleasant flavor and smell and that is grown especially for its oil

Full Definition of SPEARMINT

:  a common mint (Mentha spicata) grown for flavoring and especially for its aromatic oil

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First Known Use of SPEARMINT

1562

spear·mint

noun \ˈspi(ə)r-ˌmint, -mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPEARMINT

: a common herb of the genus Mentha (M. spicata) cultivated for use as a flavoring agent and especially for its aromatic oil

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spearmint

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Aromatic herb (Mentha spicata) of the mint family, the common garden mint widely used for culinary purposes. It has lax, tapering spikes of reddish lilac flowers similar to peppermint flowers and sharply serrated leaves that are used fresh or dried to flavour many foods. The aroma and taste of spearmint are similar to those of peppermint but not as strong. Native to Europe and Asia, spearmint has been naturalized in North America.

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