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."

Definitions of mint
  1. noun
    any member of the mint family of plants
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    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
  2. noun
    any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
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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
  3. noun
    the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
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    herb
    aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
  4. noun
    a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
    synonyms: mint candy
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    peppermint, peppermint candy
    a candy flavored with peppermint oil
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    candy, confect
    a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
  5. noun
    a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
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    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
  6. verb
    form by stamping, punching, or printing
  7. adjective
    as if new
    “in mint condition”
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    perfect
    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
  8. noun
    (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
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    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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