from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The 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.
  • n. A lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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