mint

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noun (1)

1
: any of a family (Lamiaceae synonym 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
: a confection flavored with mint
minty adjective

mint

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noun (2)

1
: a place where coins, medals, or tokens are made
2
: a place where something is manufactured
3
: a vast sum or amount
worth a mint

mint

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verb

minted; minting; mints

transitive verb

1
: to make (coins or money) out of metal : coin
2
3
: to cause to attain an indicated status
newly minted doctors
minter noun

mint

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adjective

: unmarred as if fresh from a mint
in mint condition

Examples of mint in a Sentence

Noun (2) she made a mint when the real estate market was hot Verb coins that were minted before 1965 We mint coins out of copper. Adjective a mint baseball card that should be worth a lot to a collector
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English minte, from Old English, from Latin mentha, menta; akin to Greek minthē mint

Noun (2)

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

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mint was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mint. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

mint

1 of 3 noun
1
: any of a family of herbs and shrubs (as basil or catnip) with square stems and opposite leaves
especially : one (as peppermint or spearmint) that is fragrant and is the source of a flavoring oil
2
: a mint-flavored piece of candy

mint

2 of 3 noun
1
: a place where coins, medals, and tokens are made
2
: a great amount
worth a mint

mint

3 of 3 verb
: to make (as coins) out of metal
minter noun
Etymology

Noun

Old English minte "the herb mint," from Latin mentha, menta "mint"

Noun

Middle English mynt "coin, money," from Old English mynet (same meaning), from Latin moneta "coin, place where coins are made," from Moneta "a special name for the goddess Juno"; so called because the ancient Romans made coins at the temple of Juno Moneta — related to money see Word History at money

Medical Definition

mint

noun
: 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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