[pep-er-mint, -muh nt]
- 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.
Origin of peppermint
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Examples from the Web for peppermint
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June 16, 2014
Seemed as if I could smell the peppermint I brought in for him to pick over.Tiverton Tales
There was no stock on hand now but two peppermint sticks and some tire tape.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Then add sixty drops of oil of peppermint; beat it well, drop it on white paper, and dry it at a distance from the fire.
Here's a sweetie for ye; it's a peppermint lozenge, an' it's a graun' help.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
A few drops (say four) of essence of peppermint on a lump of sugar.A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes
Charles Elm Francatelli
- 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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Word Origin and History for peppermint
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