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
After Sun Soothing Mist imparts a lavender and peppermint scent while serving as a pick-me-up after a long day outdoors.
There resides Hard Aces (who has eight wins, nine seconds and six thirds in 40 races), an agreeable dweller provided he is plied with a steady supply of peppermints.
More exotic blends are flavored with bourbon, coffee, chocolate, coconut or peppermint.
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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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