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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  Note: 
 
  {Corn  mint}  is  {Mentha  arvensis}. 
 
  {Horsemint}  is  {M.  sylvestris},  and  in  the  United  States 
  {Monarda  punctata},  which  differs  from  the  true  mints  in 
  several  respects. 
 
  {Mountain  mint}  is  any  species  of  the  related  genus 
  {Pycnanthemum},  common  in  North  America. 
 
  {Peppermint}  is  {M.  piperita}. 
 
  {Spearmint}  is  {M.  viridis}. 
 
  {Water  mint}  is  {M.  aquatica}. 
 
  {Mint  camphor}.  (Chem.)  See  {Menthol}. 
 
  {Mint  julep}.  See  {Julep}. 
 
  {Mint  sauce},  a  sauce  flavored  with  spearmint,  for  meats. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peppermint  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  peppermint 
  n  1:  herb  with  downy  leaves  and  small  purple  or  white  flowers 
  that  yields  a  pungent  oil  used  as  a  flavoring  [syn:  {Mentha 
  piperita}] 
  2:  red  gum  tree  of  Tasmania  [syn:  {red  gum},  {peppermint  gum}, 
  {Eucalyptus  amygdalina}] 
  3:  a  candy  flavored  with  peppermint  oil  [syn:  {peppermint  candy}] 




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