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Mint (?), n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. , .] [Botany|Bot.]

The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See [Mentha].

<-- each of the following types can also be labeled as subtypes --> ⇒ [Corn mint] is Mentha arvensis. -- [Horsemint] is M. 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 M. piperita. -- [Spearmint] is M. viridis. -- [Water mint] is M. aquatica.

[Mint camphor]. [Chemistry|Chem.] See [Menthol]. -- [Mint julep]. See [Julep]. -- [Mint sauce], a sauce flavored with spearmint, for meats.

 

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Mint, n. [AS. mynet money, coin, fr. L. moneta the mint, coined money, fr. Moneta, a surname of Juno, in whose at Rome money was coined; akin to monere to warn, admonish, AS. manian, and to E. mind. See [Mind], and cf. [Money], [Monition].]

1.

A place where money is coined by public authority.

2.

Hence: Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.

A mint of phrases in his brain. Shak.

 

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Mint, v. t. [imp. & p. p. [Minted]; p. pr. & vb. n. [Minting].] [AS. mynetian.]

1.

To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.

2.

To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.

Titles... of such natures as may be easily minted. Bacon.

[Minting mill], a coining press.

 

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