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[min-tee] /ˈmɪn ti/
adjective, mintier, mintiest.
having the flavor or aroma of mint.
1875-80; mint1 + -y1


[min-tee] /ˈmɪn ti/
adjective, mintier, mintiest. Slang.
perhaps special use of minty1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for minty
  • That's right, shoes that makes sweaty feet feel minty.
  • Cabernet often has hints of soy sauce lurking in its flavor cabinet, along with earthy eucalyptus and minty, briary berries.
  • Lush, tangy plums and blackberries with minty chocolate and dried tobacco leaf.
  • minty mashed peas, on the other hand, refreshed the well-executed fish and chips.
  • It opens as brandied, minty plum jam, warm as a steam radiator and sweet.
  • Appears similar to some of the nettles and false nettles, but these lack the minty odor and purple coloration.
  • Menthol cigarettes have a minty taste that makes some smokers think they are healthier than regular cigarettes.
  • The olive fly pheromone is a colorless, water-white liquid with a characteristic minty odor.
  • Using bacteria to make a sweet, minty-tasting compound.
Word Origin and History for minty

1867, from mint (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Mintiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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