Meaning of peppermint

pep•per•mint

Pronunciation: (pep'ur-mint", -munt), [key]
— n.
  1. an herb, Mentha piperita, of the mint family, cultivated for its aromatic, pungent oil.
  2. Also calledthis oil, or a preparation made from it.
  3. a lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.
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