Definition of "peppermint" [pep•per•mint]

  • (noun) A plant, Mentha piperita, having small purple or white flowers and downy leaves that yield a pungent oil.
  • (noun) The oil from this plant or a preparation made from it, used as a flavoring.
  • (noun) A candy or lozenge flavored with this oil.

Use "peppermint" in a sentence

  • "• Were we a bit rough on the health minister Simon Burns yesterday, as we tried to wrest from him the circumstance in which he referred to peppermint tea as "lesbian tea"?"
  • "There are about 25 different species of mints and peppermint is actually a natural hybrid cross between Mentha aquatica (water mint) and Mentha spicata (spearmint)."
  • "It also adds some extra sweetness to the mocha, and most candy canes have a better flavor than simply adding in peppermint extract."

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