spearmint

noun

spear·​mint ˈspir-ˌmint How to pronounce spearmint (audio)
-mənt
: a common mint (Mentha spicata) grown for flavoring and especially for its aromatic oil

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Examples of spearmint in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

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 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

spearmint

noun
spear·​mint -ˌmint How to pronounce spearmint (audio)
-mənt
: a common mint grown for flavoring and especially for its fragrant oil

Medical Definition

spearmint

noun
: 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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