Mentha sylvestris
Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi`nqa, mi`nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster]

Note:

{Corn mint} is {Mentha arvensis}.

{Horsemint} is {Mentha sylvestris}, and in the United States {Monarda punctata}, which differs from the true mints in several respects.

{Mountain mint} is any species of the related genus {Pycnanthemum}, common in North America.

{Peppermint} is {Mentha piperita}.

{Spearmint} is {Mentha viridis}.

{Water mint} is {Mentha aquatica}. [1913 Webster]

{Mint camphor}. (Chem.) See {Menthol}.

{Mint julep}. See {Julep}.

{Mint sauce}, a sauce flavored with spearmint, for meats. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mentha sylvestris — Horsemint Horse mint , n. (Bot.) (a) A coarse American plant of the Mint family ({Monarda punctata}). (b) In England, the wild mint ({Mentha sylvestris}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mentha sylvestris L. — Symbol MESP3 Synonym Symbol MESY Botanical Family Lamiaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Mentha aquatica — Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi nqa, mi nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mentha arvensis — Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi nqa, mi nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mentha piperita — Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi nqa, mi nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mentha viridis — Mint Mint (m[i^]nt), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. mi nqa, mi nqh.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mentha longifolia — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • MENTHA SPICATA HUDS. - МЯТА КОЛОСОВАЯ, КВАСНАЯ — см. 831. Многолетнее растение. М. spicata Huds. М. колосовая, квасная Sp. pl. (1753) 576. Tschirch II, 2(1917) 1104. Эф. масл. раст. III (1937) 227. Фл. СССР 21 (1954) 621. Wealth of India (1962) 344, f. S y n. М. viridis L.; M. sylvestris var.… …   Справочник растений

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