crème de menthe

[ krem duh menth, mint, kreem; French krem duh mahnt ]
/ ˌkrɛm də ˈmɛnθ, ˈmɪnt, ˌkrim; French krɛm də ˈmɑ̃t /

noun

a white or green liqueur flavored with mint.

Nearby words

  1. crème de cacao,
  2. crème de cassis,
  3. crème de fraise,
  4. crème de framboise,
  5. crème de la crème,
  6. crème de violette,
  7. crème fraîche,
  8. crèmes,
  9. crèvecoeur,
  10. crèvecoeur, j. hector st. john

Origin of crème de menthe

1900–05; < French: literally, cream of mint

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British Dictionary definitions for creme de menthe

crème de menthe

/ (ˈkrɛm də ˈmɛnθ, ˈmɒ̃t, ˈkriːm, ˈkreɪm) /

noun

a liqueur flavoured with peppermint, usually bright green in colour

Word Origin for crème de menthe

French, literally: cream of mint

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