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Meaning of PEPPERMINT

Pronunciation:  'pepur`mint

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a candy flavored with peppermint oil
  2. [n]  red gum tree of Tasmania
  3. [n]  herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
 

PEPPERMINT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: Eucalyptus amygdalina, Mentha piperita, peppermint candy, peppermint gum, red gum
 
 See Also: eucalypt, eucalyptus, eucalyptus tree, mint, mint, mint candy, peppermint oil, peppermint oil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pep"per*mint\, n. [Pepper + mint.]
1. (Bot.) An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus {Mentha}
   ({M. piperita}), much used in medicine and confectionery.

2. A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the
   fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence
   of peppermint) obtained from it.

3. A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint.

{Peppermint} camphor. (Chem.) Same as {Menthol}.

{Peppermint tree} (Bot.), a name given to several Australian
   species of gum tree ({Eucalyptus amygdalina}, {E.
   piperita}, {E. odorata}, etc.) which have hard and durable
   wood, and yield an essential oil.

 

 

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