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- n. Alternative spelling of water mint.
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The mints of most interest to the cook are spearmint (Mentha spicata) and peppermint (M. piperata), which is an ancient hybrid between spearmint and watermint (M. aquatica).
A cross between watermint and spearmint, the peppermint plant has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy.