(pep′ər mint′, -mənt)
- an aromatic, perennial plant (Mentha piperita) of the mint family, with lance-shaped leaves and whitish or purplish flowers in dense terminal spikes
- the pungent oil it yields, used for flavoring
- a candy or lozenge flavored with this oil
See peppermint in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A plant, Mentha piperita, having small purple or white flowers and downy leaves that yield a pungent oil.
- The oil from this plant or a preparation made from it, used as a flavoring.
- A candy or lozenge flavored with this oil.
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