peppermint

Definitions

General English

  • noun a herb which is grown to produce an oil used in sweets, drinks and toothpaste

Agriculture

  • noun an aromatic herb (Mentha piperata) which is cultivated to produce an oil used in confectionery, drinks and toothpaste

Food

  • A strongly scented plant of the mint family, Mentha x piperita, with dark green pointed leaves and small pink or purple flowers. Mainly cultivated for its oil which is used as a flavouring, but may be used as a culinary herb.

Travel

  • noun a flavouring prepared from the oil of a mint plant
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