Definition of "spearmint" [spear•mint]

  • An aromatic Eurasian plant (Mentha spicata) having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used widely as a flavoring. (noun)

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Use "spearmint" in a sentence
  • "The bilious powders were made of the leaves of four plants familiarly known as spearmint, sunflower, smartweed, and yarrow."
  • "Best-selling natural items include “MotherEarth D,” a powder made of diatomaceous earth (ground fossils) that triggers dehydration and death in bugs, as well as an “EcoExempt IC-2” spray made from botanical oils such as spearmint and rosemary."
  • "I'd also like to know if peppermint tastes different than spearmint which is the only kind I've ever grown."