mint

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Food

  • A large group of hardy herbaceous perennials of the genus Mentha, which interbreed readily to form hybrids. Generally up to 1 m high with oval pointed aromatic leaves, deep veined and set in pairs up a square green to purple stalk. Some varieties are variegated (two colours). All are edible save that penny royal should only be used in small quantities.

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  • adjective new

Slang

  • adjective excellent, fashionable. A vogue term of approbation used by adolescents since the 1990s. Synonyms are fit and top.

Travel

  • noun a common herb Mentha used in cooking as a flavouring, and to flavour commercially made sweets
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