from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An aromatic Eurasian plant (Mentha spicata) having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used widely as a flavoring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A herb of the mint family, commonly used in herb tea, candy and to treat mild stomach ache.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of mint (Mentha viridis) growing in moist soil. It vields an aromatic oil. See mint, and mentha.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An aromatic plant, Mentha viridis, the common garden-mint, or mint proper. It is known chiefly in gardens, or as an escape from them, in both hemispheres, and is suspected to be a garden or accidental variety of M. Sylvestris. Its properties are those of peppermint, and it yields an oil like that of the latter, but with a more pleasant flavor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
So named from its spiry, not capitate, inflorescence. (Wiktionary)