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peppermint

[ pep-er-mint, -muhnt ]
/ ˈpɛp ərˌmɪnt, -mənt /
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noun
an herb, Mentha piperita, of the mint family, cultivated for its aromatic, pungent oil.
Also called peppermint oil . this oil, or a preparation made from it.
a lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.
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Origin of peppermint

First recorded in 1690–1700; pepper + mint1
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British Dictionary definitions for peppermint

peppermint
/ (ˈpɛpəˌmɪnt) /

noun
a temperate mint plant, Mentha piperita, with purple or white flowers: cultivated for its downy leaves, which yield a pungent oil
the oil from this plant, which is used as a flavouring
a sweet flavoured with peppermint
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