mint

1
[ mint ]
/ mɪnt /

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, often shaped like a wafer, that is usually flavored with peppermint and often served after lunch or dinner.
any of various flavored hard candies packaged as a roll of small round wafers.

adjective

made or flavored with mint: mint tea.

Nearby words

  1. minsk,
  2. minster,
  3. minstrel,
  4. minstrel show,
  5. minstrelsy,
  6. mint bush,
  7. mint condition, in,
  8. mint family,
  9. mint julep,
  10. mint money

Origin of mint

1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English minte (cognate with Old High German minza) < Latin ment(h)a < Greek mínthē

mint

2
[ 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

2
before 900; Middle English mynt, Old English mynet coin < Latin monēta coin, mint, after the temple of Juno Monēta, where Roman money was coined

Related formsmint·er, noun

mint

3
[ mint ]
/ mɪnt /
Scot. 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

3
before 900; (v.) Middle English minten, Old English (ge)myntan to intend; akin to mind; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

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British Dictionary definitions for mint

mint

1
/ (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 Formsminty, adjective

Word Origin for mint

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

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 Formsminter, 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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Word Origin and History for mint
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