Water mint
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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  • Water mint — Wa ter mint A kind of mint ({Mentha aquatica}) growing in wet places, and sometimes having a perfume resembling bergamot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water mint — noun a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America • Syn: ↑water mint, ↑Mentha aquatica • Hypernyms: ↑mint * * * noun : any of several mints that thrive in wet… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water-mint — noun a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America • Syn: ↑water mint, ↑Mentha aquatica • Hypernyms: ↑mint …   Useful english dictionary

  • water mint — vandeninė mėta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Mentha aquatica), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai).… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • water mint — noun A herb in mint family, Mentha aquatica …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mint camphor — 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

  • Mint julep — 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

  • Mint sauce — 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

  • mint — mint1 /mint/, n. 1. any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint. Cf. mint family. 2. a soft or hard confection, often shaped like a wafer, that is usually flavored with …   Universalium

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