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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Examples of spearmint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Medium-full with a rich, layered mid-palate, notes of spearmint and Bosc pear on the palate, excellent persistence, lively acidity and excellent complexity. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Plums and cherries mid palate and a soft, lingering finish with a hint of spearmint. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 This one contains charcoal to detox, tea tree, peppermint, and spearmint oils for a cooling effect and reduce itchiness, as well as aloe vera and hyaluronic acid to hydrate. Shannon M. Bauer, Health.com, 11 Oct. 2021 Lezat also offers a killer set in this cheerful shade of spearmint blue, that's not only super soft, but also incredibly durable. Jennifer Chan, PEOPLE.com, 5 Aug. 2021 Diners can also try manastirska chorba, a vegetarian Bulgarian soup in which butter beans from Iacopi Farms in Half Moon Bay star alongside ingredients like spearmint and peppers. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 July 2021 Or toss a lilac cashmere scarf atop a sparkling spearmint T-shirt, tucked into a pair of grape trousers (this as part of his couture men’s wear) with Kermit the Frog gloves. New York Times, 16 July 2021 The finish is long with lingering spearmint notes and a touch of cinnamon. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Infused with hydrating shea butter, soothing spearmint oil, and nourishing canola oil that helps prevent split ends, this masks gives tresses a big punch of moisture. Sha Ravine Spencer, Health.com, 5 July 2021

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First Known Use of spearmint

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spearmint was in 1562

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“Spearmint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spearmint. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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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


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

Kids Definition of spearmint

: a common mint used for flavoring


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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