crème de menthe

noun

ˈkrem-də-ˈmen(t)th How to pronounce crème de menthe (audio)
ˈkrēm-,
-ˈmint,
ˈkrem-də-ˈmänt
: a sweet green or colorless mint-flavored liqueur

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Whip some creme de menthe—a mint-flavor liqueur—into your batter and frosting for darling brownie bites that crumble with cool minty flavor. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Aug. 2022 Mint Cookies N' Cream has creme de menthe and Oreo cookies. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 One: Creme de cacao, creme de banana, creme de menthe and all the other sweet elixirs bearing the name actually contain no cream. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, 22 Jan. 2020 The Mint Condition, 1st Edition is made with bourbon whiskey, creme de menthe, St. Brendans Irish cream, simple syrup and La Colombe coffee ($10). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, 28 Sep. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, cream of mint

First Known Use

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème de menthe was circa 1878

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Cite this Entry

“Crème de menthe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cr%C3%A8me%20de%20menthe. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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