[pep-er-mint, -muhnt]
an herb, Mentha piperita, of the mint family, cultivated for its aromatic, pungent oil.
Also called peppermint oil. this oil, or a preparation made from it.
a lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.

1690–1700; pepper + mint1 Unabridged
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peppermint (ˈpɛpəˌmɪnt)
1.  a temperate mint plant, Mentha piperita, with purple or white flowers: cultivated for its downy leaves, which yield a pungent oil
2.  the oil from this plant, which is used as a flavouring
3.  a sweet flavoured with peppermint

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Example sentences
My favorite headache cure, however, is peppermint candies.
If you have a facial steamer, you can use it with a drop or two of peppermint
  oil or eucalyptus oil.
For truly healthy, try a pot of ginger peppermint tea, which aids digestion and
  clears the nose.
Elements of both spearmint and peppermint in flavor and fragrance.
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