an aromatic herb, Mentha spicata, having lance-shaped leaves used for flavoring.

1530–40; spear1 + mint1

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spearmint (ˈspɪəmɪnt)
a purple-flowered mint plant, Mentha spicata, of S and central Europe, cultivated for its leaves, which yield an oil used for flavouring
[C16: so called because of its long narrow leaves]

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These compounds are oils of spearmint and peppermint.
The oil from the spearmint was used in making spearmint gum, candy and toothpaste.
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