spearmint

noun
spear·​mint | \ ˈspir-ˌmint How to pronounce spearmint (audio) , -mənt \

Definition of spearmint

: a common mint (Mentha spicata) grown for flavoring and especially for its aromatic oil

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Recent Examples on the Web Mint chip is the standout, with remarkably clear spearmint flavor coming through and balanced by bittersweet chocolate. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "9 great ice cream delivery options in the Bay Area," 29 Oct. 2020 The popular Sleepytime tea from Celestial Seasonings is caffeine-free and has flavors of chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn, and rosebuds. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 products that help with stress relief," 21 Oct. 2020 The popular Sleepytime tea from Celestial Seasonings is caffeine-free and has flavors of chamomile, spearmint, lemongrass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, hawthorn, and rosebuds. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "15 products that help with stress relief," 21 Oct. 2020 At first glance, the bottle reads more like your favorite exfoliating treatment than a hair product: glycolic and lactic acids to slough off dead skin; olive and safflower oils to nourish; spearmint leaf and peppermint oils to invigorate. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Malin+Goetz’s New Scalp Mask Brought My Quarantine Hair Back To Life," 8 Sep. 2020 Bat Magic comes in tea bag-like scent packs and contains peppermint and spearmint oils. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "How to Get Rid of Bats and Save Your Sanity," 12 Aug. 2020 The Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir shows equally intriguing savory tones, with notes of spearmint, pine needles, anise and fennel. Bryce Wiatrak, SFChronicle.com, "Patz & Hall: impeccable service and artisan food pairings," 15 May 2018 Also try their Bourbon Smash with blackberries and spearmint, which is equally as delicious. Alex Darus, cleveland, "10 canned cocktails you must try before the end of summer," 7 Aug. 2020 Toss in a little coriander and spearmint for good measure. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Clay Pigeon soars high with its new wine releases," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of spearmint

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Spearmint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spearmint. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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spearmint

noun
How to pronounce spearmint (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of spearmint

: a plant that has a strong and pleasant flavor and smell and that is grown especially for its oil

spearmint

noun
spear·​mint | \ ˈspir-ˌmint How to pronounce spearmint (audio) \

Kids Definition of spearmint

: a common mint used for flavoring

spearmint

noun
spear·​mint | \ ˈspi(ə)r-ˌmint, -mənt How to pronounce spearmint (audio) \

Medical Definition of spearmint

: a common herb of the genus Mentha (M. spicata) cultivated for use as a flavoring agent and especially for its aromatic oil

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