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PEPPERMINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peppermint mean? 

PEPPERMINT (noun)
  The noun PEPPERMINT has 3 senses:

1. herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
2. red gum tree of Tasmania
3. a candy flavored with peppermint oil

  Familiarity information: PEPPERMINT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PEPPERMINT (noun)


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Meaning:

Herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Mentha piperita; peppermint

Hypernyms ("peppermint" is a kind of...):

mint (any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers)

Meronyms (substance of "peppermint"):

peppermint oil (oil from the peppermint plant used as flavoring)


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Meaning:

Red gum tree of Tasmania

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Eucalyptus amygdalina; peppermint gum; peppermint; red gum

Hypernyms ("peppermint" is a kind of...):

eucalypt; eucalyptus; eucalyptus tree (a tree of the genus Eucalyptus)


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Meaning:

A candy flavored with peppermint oil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

peppermint candy; peppermint

Hypernyms ("peppermint" is a kind of...):

mint; mint candy (a candy that is flavored with a mint oil)

Meronyms (substance of "peppermint"):

peppermint oil (oil from the peppermint plant used as flavoring)


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