Spearmint definition

spîrmĭnt
An aromatic Eurasian plant (Mentha spicata) in the mint family, having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used widely as a flavoring.
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A fragrant perennial plant (Mentha spicata) of the mint family.
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The pungent oil it yields, used for flavoring.
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The flavor of the oil.
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Flavored with spearmint.
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Mentha spicata, A herb of the mint family, commonly used in herb tea, candy and to treat mild stomach ache.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
spearmint
Plural:
spearmints

Origin of spearmint

  • So named from its spiry, not capitate, inflorescence.

    From Wiktionary

  • spear +"Ž mint

    From Wiktionary