American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A plant, Mentha piperita, having small purple or white flowers and downy leaves that yield a pungent oil.
- n. The oil from this plant or a preparation made from it, used as a flavoring.
- n. A candy or lozenge flavored with this oil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The herb Mentha piperita, native in Europe, naturalized in the United States, and often cultivated. It is notable chiefly for its aromatic pungent oil, which is often distilled. See Mentha.
- n. The oil of peppermint, or some preparation of it. Peppermint is used to flavor confectionery, and in medicine, often in the form of an essence or water, as a stimulant, carminative, etc., and to qualify other medicines. See
oil of peppermint, under oil.
- n. A lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.
- n. A hybrid herb of the mint family formed by crossing watermint and spearmint. It has a high menthol content and a sharp flavor. Used in cooking, especially in herb teas and confections.
- n. A confection containing extract of peppermint.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha (Mentha piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery.
- n. A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it.
- n. A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint.
- n. camphor. (Chem.) Same as Menthol.
- n. red gum tree of Tasmania
- n. herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
- n. a candy flavored with peppermint oil
“• 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.”
“Stir in peppermint extract, then pour glaze over the brownies and smooth into an even layer with a spatula.”
“I ate so much candied ginger at first that I can't send the sight of it, and peppermint is the same now.”
“The peppermint is present but not at all overwhelming.”
“Saturdays, Sins of A Solar Empire, egg hunting, razor blades in peppermint patties, and more.”
“Menthol An extract of peppermint oil, menthol is often called peppermint camphor because the effects of the two are so similar (menthol triggers the TRPM8 nerve receptors).”
“Chocolate and peppermint is probably my favorite flavor combination ever, so I think I will try to work these cookies into the holiday baking extravaganza here (which I hope can start soon ...)!!!”
“a hand full of fresh peppermint leaves put ingredients in a blender and whiz until well mixed and peppermint is finely ground. sprinkle on top of fresh fruit. keeps in an airtight glass for about 2 months.”
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