Definition of spearmint
: a common mint (Mentha spicata) grown for flavoring and especially for its aromatic oil
Recent Examples of spearmint from the Web
There’s not much research in this area, but spearmint oil seems to help ease arthritis pain (Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, February 2017).
The name is from the owners’ dual Irish and Lebanese heritages (clover shamrocks and spearmint).
Sabio’s mint juleps are made with Bulleit Rye and Persian spearmint grown in Sunol.
Try Kentucky Colonel spearmint, which is the perfect blend of minty goodness with a sweet mild flavor.
The result is crisp and green, thanks to ingredients like birch and spearmint leaves.
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First Known Use of spearmint
SPEARMINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spearmint for English Language Learners
: a plant that has a strong and pleasant flavor and smell and that is grown especially for its oil
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Definition of spearmint for Students
: a common mint used for flavoring
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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