peppermint

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peppermint (countable and uncountable, plural peppermints)

  1. A hybrid herb of the mint family (Mentha × piperita), formed by crossing watermint and spearmint, which has a high menthol content and a sharp flavor and is used in cooking, especially in herb teas and in confections.
  2. (countable) A confection containing extract of peppermint.

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