mint

Mint is a green herb with a bright, cool taste and smell. The best part about brushing your teeth is the clean flavor of mint in your mouth afterward.

Mint plants smell great, and you can even chew the leaves as a natural breath freshener. The sweet, clean flavor is common in chewing gum, dental floss, and candy (in fact, a mint-flavored candy is called a mint). A completely different sort of mint is a place where money is made, or minted. Informally, an enormous amount of money is also a mint: "He inherited a mint and bought a Rolls Royce."

Primary Meanings of mint

1.
n
any member of the mint family of plants
2.
nvadj
a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
form by stamping, punching, or printing
as if new
3.
n
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Full Definitions of mint
1

n any member of the mint family of plants

Type of:
Labiatae, Lamiaceae, family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, mint family
a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary

n any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

Types:
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Mentha arvensis, corn mint, field mint
European mint naturalized in United States
Mentha aquatica, water mint, water-mint
a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America
Mentha citrata, bergamot mint, eau de cologne mint, lemon mint
mint with leaves having perfume like that of the bergamot orange
Mentha longifolia, horsemint
a coarse Old World wild water mint having long leaves and spikelike clusters of flowers; naturalized in the eastern United States
Mentha piperita, peppermint
herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
Mentha spicata, spearmint
common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
Mentha rotundifolia, Mentha suaveolens, apple mint, applemint
mint with apple-scented stems of southern and western Europe; naturalized in United States
Mentha pulegium, pennyroyal
Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac-blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied

Type of:
herb
aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

n a candy that is flavored with a mint oil

Synonyms:
mint candy
Types:
peppermint, peppermint candy
a candy flavored with peppermint oil
Type of:
candy, confect
a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
2

n a plant where money is coined by authority of the government

Examples:
United States Mint
the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks; processes gold and silver bullion
Type of:
industrial plant, plant, works
buildings for carrying on industrial labor

v form by stamping, punching, or printing

Synonyms:
coin, strike
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

adj as if new

“in mint condition”
Synonyms:
perfect
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
3

n (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

“he made a mint on the stock market”
Synonyms:
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
Types:
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent
an overwhelming number or amount
haymow
a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Type of:
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

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