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

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • Shake thoroughly; strain into tall, thin glass; cover the top lightly with creme de menthe and serve.

    The Ideal Bartender Tom Bullock
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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