Definition of spearmint in English:


Line breaks: spear|mint
Pronunciation: /ˈspɪəmɪnt


[mass noun]
  • The common garden mint, which is used as a culinary herb and to flavour chewing gum.
    • Mentha spicata, family Labiatae
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    • Peppermint is a hybrid between spearmint and water mint that was developed in the 1600s.
    • Mints, usually spearmint, are used, fresh or dried, to make jams, jellies, and sauces, to accompany meat, fish, or vegetable dishes.
    • For stomach trouble, drink a tea of the common nettle or of spearmint.

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