Definition of spearmint in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspirˌmint/


The common garden mint, used as a culinary herb and to flavor candy, chewing gum, etc.
  • Mentha spicata, family Labiatae.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: spear·mint

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