1 [mint]
any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint. Compare mint family.
a soft or hard confection, often shaped like a wafer, that is usually flavored with peppermint and often served after lunch or dinner.
any of various flavored hard candies packaged as a roll of small round wafers.
made or flavored with mint: mint tea.

before 1000; Middle English, Old English minte (cognate with Old High German minza) < Latin ment(h)a < Greek mínthē Unabridged


2 [mint]
a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority.
a place where something is produced or manufactured
a vast amount, especially of money: He made a mint in oil wells.
Philately. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition.
unused or appearing to be newly made and never used: a book in mint condition.
verb (used with object)
to make (coins, money, etc.) by stamping metal.
to turn (metal) into coins: to mint gold into sovereigns.
to make or fabricate; invent: to mint words.

before 900; Middle English mynt, Old English mynet coin < Latin monēta coin, mint, after the temple of Juno Monēta, where Roman money was coined

minter, noun Unabridged
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mint1 (mɪnt)
1.  peppermint spearmint horsemint See also water mint any N temperate plant of the genus Mentha, having aromatic leaves and spikes of small typically mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). The leaves of some species are used for seasoning and flavouring
2.  stone mint another name for dittany
3.  a sweet flavoured with mint
[Old English minte, from Latin mentha, from Greek minthē; compare Old High German minza]

mint2 (mɪnt)
1.  a place where money is coined by governmental authority
2.  a very large amount of money: he made a mint in business
3.  (of coins, postage stamps, etc) in perfect condition as issued
4.  informal (Brit) excellent; impressive
5.  in mint condition in perfect condition; as if new
6.  to make (coins) by stamping metal
7.  (tr) to invent (esp phrases or words)
[Old English mynet coin, from Latin monēta money, mint, from the temple of Juno Monēta, used as a mint in ancient Rome]

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Word Origin & History

"aromatic herb," O.E. minte, from W.Gmc. *minta (cf. O.H.G. minze, Ger. Minze), from L. menta, mentha "mint," from Gk. minthe, personified as a nymph transformed into a herb by Proserpine, probably a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.

"place where money is coined," O.E. mynit "coin," from W.Gmc. *munita (cf. O.Fris. menote, M.Du. munte, Ger. münze), from L. moneta "mint" (see money). It meant "coin" at first in English; sense of "place where money is made" first recorded early 15c. General sense of
"a vast sum of money" is from 1650s. The verb is 1540s, from the noun. Related: Minted; minting. The adj. meaning "perfect" (like a freshly minted coin) is from 1902; hence mint condition.
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Bible Dictionary

Mint definition

(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., "having a sweet smell"), one of the garden herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species most common in Syria is the Mentha sylvestris, the wild mint, which grows much larger than the garden mint (M. sativa). It was much used in domestic economy as a condiment, and also as a medicine. The paying of tithes of mint was in accordance with the Mosiac law (Deut. 14:22), but the error of the Pharisees lay in their being more careful about this little matter of the mint than about weightier matters.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences for +minter
The old town in minter city is privately owned now by one family.
President of minter gardens, columnist for several bc and national garden magazines.
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