Definition of peppermint
1a : a pungent and aromatic mint (Mentha piperita) with dark green lanceolate leaves and whorls of small pink flowers in spikesb : any of several mints (such as M. arvensis) that are related to the peppermint
2 : candy flavored with peppermint
peppermintyplay \ˈpe-pər-ˌmin-tē\ adjective
Recent Examples of peppermint from the Web
The ice cream shop will be celebrating Christmas in July with peppermint stick ice cream.
Both finalists could signify cultural progress: Peppermint would have been the show’s first openly transgender winner, and Velour is among the most high-minded, politically outspoken drag queens to ever compete.
Peppermint told me you guys will go on a college tour next year to combat this sort of thing, right?
One of the horsemen, Chris Campbell, handed a peppermint to 2-year-old Milly, who was in the arms of her mother, Beth Welsh.
Friday's installment, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., includes a specialty cocktail, the Monet Mule, plus five-minute portraits, dance performances, pop-up opera and a concert by the Burning Peppermints.
Peppermint is set to release the documentary with filmmaker Oriel Pe’er in 2018.
Hawkshead’ is covered in blossoms of pure white, while the blooms of ‘Peppermint Stick’ are streaked with red and purple.
After Sun Soothing Mist imparts a lavender and peppermint scent while serving as a pick-me-up after a long day outdoors.
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First Known Use of peppermint
PEPPERMINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peppermint for English Language Learners
: a plant that produces an oil that is used especially to flavor candies
: a candy flavored with peppermint
PEPPERMINT Defined for Kids
Definition of peppermint for Students
1 : a mint plant with small usually purple flowers that yields an oil used especially to flavor candies
2 : a candy flavored with peppermint
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