What does peppermint mean?

Definitions for peppermint
ˈpɛp ərˌmɪnt, -məntpep·per·mint

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peppermint, Mentha piperitanoun

    herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring

  2. red gum, peppermint, peppermint gum, Eucalyptus amygdalinanoun

    red gum tree of Tasmania

  3. peppermint, peppermint candynoun

    a candy flavored with peppermint oil


  1. peppermintnoun

    A hybrid herb of the mint family formed by crossing watermint and spearmint. It has a high menthol content and a sharp flavor. Used in cooking, especially in herb teas and confections.

  2. peppermintnoun

    A confection containing extract of peppermint.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Peppermintnoun

    Mint eminently hot.

    Etymology: pepper and mint.


  1. Peppermint

    Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a hybrid species of mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widely spread and cultivated in many regions of the world. It is occasionally found in the wild with its parent species.Although the genus Mentha comprises more than 25 species, the one in most common use is peppermint. While Western peppermint is derived from Mentha × piperita, Chinese peppermint, or bohe, is derived from the fresh leaves of M. haplocalyx. M. × piperita and M. haplocalyx are both recognized as plant sources of menthol and menthone, and are among the oldest herbs used for both culinary and medicinal products.


  1. peppermint

    Peppermint is a hybrid mint plant, a cross between watermint and spearmint, native to Europe and the Middle East. It is now cultivated globally. The plant is known for its strong, distinct aroma. The leaves and oil of peppermint are used as a flavoring in foods, in traditional medicine, in cosmetics, and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. The plant also produces small purple flowers and fruit that contains one seed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peppermintnoun

    an aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha (M. piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery

  2. Peppermintnoun

    a volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it

  3. Peppermintnoun

    a lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint

  4. Etymology: [Pepper + mint.]


  1. Peppermint

    Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant, indigenous to Europe, is now widespread in cultivation throughout all regions of the world. It is found wild occasionally with its parent species.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peppermint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peppermint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of peppermint in a Sentence

  1. Gerard Mullin:

    What I find interesting about peppermint is that when compared to the various medical therapies for IBS, peppermint is the most effective and the least toxic.

  2. Andie MacDowell:

    I am completely addicted to these peppermint balls, i carry them around with me everywhere and I’m always giving them to people. There’s no sugar in them — they’re pure peppermint and they leave the best taste in your mouth! If you have coffee breath or just don’t feel fresh, you bite into one of these and it releases this very intense peppermint flavor. I like to pop one in before I go on set.

  3. Tom Valent:

    The man stands for all good things, and holy peppermint sticks -- we're going to portray that guy !

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