spearmint

noun
spear·mint | \ˈspir-ˌmint, -mənt\

Definition of spearmint 

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

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These brighter, spearmint green uniforms are so much easier on the eyes. 14. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "Every NFL team's best alternate uniform, ranked," 3 July 2018 And of course, there are vast fields of peppermint and spearmint for any needs. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 Cleansers crafted from herbs in the Lamiaceae family, including peppermint, spearmint, basil, sage, rosemary, and lavender, can be deeply detoxifying and nourishing for your scalp, thanks to their antibacterial properties. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "The Supercharged Detox Ingredient That’s Missing From Your Shampoo," 14 June 2018 The spirit is distilled from Kansas wheat and steeped with grand and Roman wormwood, fennel, star anise, hyssop, spearmint, peppermint, melissa leaf (lemon balm), chamomile and hibiscus. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Is your cocktail in season? Bartenders letting gardens dictate what's in your glass," 24 Apr. 2018 Instead, Seedlip Garden is a spirit of peas, hay, spearmint, rosemary, and thyme, while Seedlip Spice is comprised of allspice, cardamom, oak, lemon, grapefruit, and cascarilla. Corey Seymour, Vogue, "Finally: What to Drink When You're Not Drinking," 1 June 2018 The liqueur puts Indiana persimmons front and center while adding traditional bittering agents like rhubarb root and bitter orange peel, with cardamom and spearmint offering added complexity. Kenney Marlatt, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago spirit-maker Apologue delivers Midwestern flavors to cocktails," 30 May 2018 Thyme, spearmint, clove, geranium, and cinnamon oils can irritate the skin even in small amounts. Philly.com, "Essential oils: Why 'natural' doesn't always mean safe," 22 May 2018 This Allure Best of Beauty winner contains witch hazel and biotin in addition to a soothing blend of peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree oil, all of which work in tandem to calm an itchy, irritated scalp. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "How to Use Witch Hazel on Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists," 10 May 2018

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1562, in the meaning defined above

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spearmint

noun

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 \

Kids Definition of spearmint

: a common mint used for flavoring

spearmint

noun
spear·mint | \ˈspi(ə)r-ˌmint, -mənt \

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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