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crème de menthe

[krem duh menth, mint, kreem; French krem duh mahnt] /ˌkrɛm də ˈmɛnθ, ˈmɪnt, ˌkrim; French krɛm də ˈmɑ̃t/
a white or green liqueur flavored with mint.
Origin of crème de menthe
1900-05; < French: literally, cream of mint Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for creme de menthe
Historical Examples
  • Shake thoroughly; strain into tall, thin glass; cover the top lightly with creme de menthe and serve.

    The Ideal Bartender

    Tom Bullock
  • The Colonel still sat in his chair, nursing his last drop of creme de menthe resentfully.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for creme de menthe

crème de menthe

/ˈkrɛm də ˈmɛnθ; ˈmɒ̃t; ˈkriːm; ˈkreɪm/
a liqueur flavoured with peppermint, usually bright green in colour
Word Origin
French, literally: cream of mint
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