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spearmint

[speer-mint] /ˈspɪərˌmɪnt/
noun
1.
an aromatic herb, Mentha spicata, having lance-shaped leaves used for flavoring.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; spear1 + mint1
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Examples from the web for spearmint
  • These compounds are oils of spearmint and peppermint.
  • The oil from the spearmint was used in making spearmint gum, candy and toothpaste.
British Dictionary definitions for spearmint

spearmint

/ˈspɪəmɪnt/
noun
1.
a purple-flowered mint plant, Mentha spicata, of S and central Europe, cultivated for its leaves, which yield an oil used for flavouring
Word Origin
C16: so called because of its long narrow leaves
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Word Origin and History for spearmint
n.

1530s, from spear (n.1) + mint (n.1).

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