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