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mint

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[ mint ]
/ mɪnt /
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noun

any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint. Compare mint family.
a soft or hard confection or candy flavored with spearmint or peppermint: after-dinner mints.
Also called mint green . a light green color with a cool, bluish undertone: The cushion comes in mint or orange.

adjective

made or flavored with mint: mint tea.
of the color mint.

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Origin of mint

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English minte (cognate with Old High German minza ), from Latin ment(h)a, from the same source as Greek mínthē

Definition for mint (2 of 3)

mint2
[ mint ]
/ mɪnt /

noun

adjective

Philately. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition.
unused or appearing to be newly made and never used: a book in mint condition.

verb (used with object)

Origin of mint

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First recorded before 900; Middle English mint(e), Old English mynet “coin, coinage, money,” from Latin monēta “coin, mint,” after the temple of Juno Monēta, where Roman money was coined

OTHER WORDS FROM mint

minter, noun

Definition for mint (3 of 3)

mint3
[ mint ]
/ mɪnt /
Scotland and North England

noun

intent; purpose.
an attempt; try; effort.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to try; attempt.
to take aim.

Origin of mint

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First recorded before 900; Middle English verb minten, munte(n) “to intend, plan, think of,” Old English myntan, gemyntan “to mean, intend”; akin to mind; noun derivative of the verb
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British Dictionary definitions for mint (1 of 2)

mint1
/ (mɪnt) /

noun

any N temperate plant of the genus Mentha, having aromatic leaves and spikes of small typically mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). The leaves of some species are used for seasoning and flavouringSee also peppermint, spearmint, horsemint, water mint
stone mint another name for dittany (def. 2)
a sweet flavoured with mint

Derived forms of mint

minty, adjective

Word Origin for mint

Old English minte, from Latin mentha, from Greek minthē; compare Old High German minza

British Dictionary definitions for mint (2 of 2)

mint2
/ (mɪnt) /

noun

a place where money is coined by governmental authority
a very large amount of moneyhe made a mint in business

adjective

verb

to make (coins) by stamping metal
(tr) to invent (esp phrases or words)

Derived forms of mint

minter, noun

Word Origin for mint

Old English mynet coin, from Latin monēta money, mint, from the temple of Juno Monēta, used as a mint in ancient Rome
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