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mint

noun \ ˈmint \

Definition of mint

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

play \ˈmin-tē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of mint

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

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mint

noun

Definition of mint

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

Origin and Etymology of mint

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

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mint

verb

Definition of mint

transitive verb
1 :to make (coins or money) out of metal :coin
3 :to cause to attain an indicated status
  • newly minted doctors

minter

noun

Examples of mint in a Sentence

  1. coins that were minted before 1965

  2. We mint coins out of copper.

First Known Use of mint

circa 1520

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mint

adjective

Definition of mint

:unmarred as if fresh from a mint
  • in mint condition

Examples of mint in a Sentence

  1. a mint baseball card that should be worth a lot to a collector

First Known Use of mint

1902



MINT Defined for English Language Learners

mint

verb

Definition of mint for English Language Learners

  • : to make (coins) out of metal


MINT Defined for Kids

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mint

noun \ ˈmint \

Definition of mint for Students

1 :a fragrant plant (as catnip or peppermint) with square stems
2 :a piece of candy flavored with mint

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mint

noun

Definition of mint for Students

1 :a place where coins are made from metals
2 :a great amount especially of money That antique is worth a mint.

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mint

verb

Definition of mint for Students

minted; minting
:to make coins out of metal :coin
  • mint silver dollars

Medical Dictionary

mint

noun \ ˈmint \

medical Definition of mint

: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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