peppermint [pep-er-mint, -muh nt] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an herb, Mentha piperita, of the mint family, cultivated for its aromatic, pungent oil.
  2. Also called peppermint oil. this oil, or a preparation made from it.
  3. a lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.

Origin of peppermint First recorded in 1690–1700; pepper + mint1 Examples from the Web for peppermint Contemporary Examples of peppermint

  • Peppermint party, chocolate, cinnamon: e-cigarettes are beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

    Teens Are Huge Buyers of Flavored E-Cigs, Studies Show

    Abby Haglage

    June 16, 2014

  • Historical Examples of peppermint

  • Seemed as if I could smell the peppermint I brought in for him to pick over.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • There was no stock on hand now but two peppermint sticks and some tire tape.

    Pee-wee Harris

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh

  • Then add sixty drops of oil of peppermint; beat it well, drop it on white paper, and dry it at a distance from the fire.

    The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches,

    Mary Eaton

  • Here’s a sweetie for ye; it’s a peppermint lozenge, an’ it’s a graun’ help.

    St. Cuthbert’s

    Robert E. Knowles

  • A few drops (say four) of essence of peppermint on a lump of sugar.

    A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes

    Charles Elm Francatelli

  • British Dictionary definitions for peppermint peppermint noun

    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

    Word Origin and History for peppermint n.

    1690s, from pepper (n.) + mint (n.1). As a type of candy drop by 1829.

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