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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Look for beautiful photographs of spearmint and hibiscus, which are harvested in summer. Sheryl Jean, Dallas News, "A small organic herbal tea farm flourishes in Northern California wine country," 28 Aug. 2019 The Evening in Missoula blend includes chamomile, peppermint, rosehips, raspberry leaf, lemongrass and spearmint. Dina Mishev, Washington Post, "Missoula," 11 Sep. 2019 Growing herbs Consumers can choose from seven teas — lemon verbena (the most popular), a chamomile-lavender blend, spearmint, peppermint, hibiscus, rose hips and Mount Olympus, or Greek mountain tea. Sheryl Jean, Dallas News, "A small organic herbal tea farm flourishes in Northern California wine country," 28 Aug. 2019 Peppermint and spearmint are my favorites for all-purpose kitchen companions. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Refresh your summer cooking with versatile mint for grilled meats, salads and tea," 18 July 2019 Peppermint and spearmint are my favorites for all-purpose kitchen companions. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Refresh your summer cooking with versatile mint for grilled meats, salads and tea," 18 July 2019 Peppermint and spearmint are my favorites for all-purpose kitchen companions. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "Refresh your summer cooking with versatile mint for grilled meats, salads and tea," 5 July 2019 While peppermint and spearmint are the most familiar, herb gardeners can also grow the furry apple mint, orange mint, and the popular chocolate mint. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden," 22 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of spearmint

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 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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