- an aromatic herb, Mentha spicata, having lance-shaped leaves used for flavoring.
Origin of spearmint
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Our bar is nothing fancy like Spearmint Rhino,” he admits, “but we try to be a friendly place.The Worst Strip Club in Vegas
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When I got my letter, I was in the gardin, right there by the spearmint bed.Country Neighbors
He seemed to think that Spearmint had taken a liberty with his name, and even to resent it.Marge Askinforit
Balm, peppermint, spearmint, and other teas are made in the same way.
He bent down to regard a lean file of spearmint growing by the wall.Ulysses
I've got an important message for General Weatherby, at Spearmint.Triplanetary
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- a purple-flowered mint plant, Mentha spicata, of S and central Europe, cultivated for its leaves, which yield an oil used for flavouring
C16: so called because of its long narrow leaves
Word Origin and History for spearmint
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