Meaning of peppermint in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɛpəmɪnt/

Translate peppermint into Spanish


  • 1mass noun The aromatic leaves of a plant of the mint family, or an essential oil obtained from them, used as a flavouring in food.

    as modifier ‘peppermint creams’
    • ‘peppermint tea’
    • ‘Moroccan mint tea is a brisk blend of gunpowder green tea and peppermint leaves, while Earl Grey, a famous British tea, is made up of black tea leaves flavored with bergamot orange oil.’
    • ‘And if your gut does start complaining, placate it with a cup of soothing mint or ginger tea or a capsule of peppermint oil.’
    • ‘With ingredients like peppermint and jojoba essential oil, milk protein, and Shea butter, it is also good for your hair.’
    • ‘Menthol which possesses local anaesthetic and counterirritant qualities is a compound obtained from peppermint oil or other mint oils or made synthetically.’
    • ‘Add several splashes of peppermint extract or essential oil and a few drops of vanilla.’
    • ‘A distinctly different flavouring is provided by crème de menthe or peppermint oil.’
    • ‘They're rich in natural ingredients like moisturizing shea butter and avocado oil, invigorating peppermint and other essential oils.’
    • ‘The finish is similar to peppermint ice cream, only less sweet.’
    • ‘Studies show that inhaling peppermint essential oil throughout the day whenever your energy flags clears thinking and boosts productivity.’
    • ‘For relief in minutes, add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint essential oil to 4 to 6 ounces of water.’
    • ‘Dull a tension headache by massaging a few drops of peppermint essential oil into your temples.’
    • ‘Adding just a drop of peppermint essential oil will act as an emotional pick-me-up to dispel winter blues.’
    • ‘A simpler preparation for chai or peppermint tea also brought family and neighbours together.’
    • ‘Her mom looked concerned as she put away a package of peppermint tea.’
    • ‘Investigators have examined the pharmacokinetic parameters of menthol, the main component of peppermint oil.’
    • ‘For an extra kick, add a few drops of peppermint oil to the mixture.’
    • ‘Add several splashes of peppermint extract or essential oil and a few drops of vanilla.’
    • ‘Add peppermint extract and two drops of food coloring.’
    • ‘Stir in a few drops of peppermint essence, and all of the candy.’
    • ‘The Christmas season features a plethora of dairy foods, from eggnog to peppermint ice cream to featured cheeses for entertaining.’
    1. 1.1count noun A sweet flavoured with peppermint oil.
      ‘she sucked on her peppermints’
      • ‘As you can see, these are all real glass ornaments, but they are cupcakes and peppermints and candy canes.’
      • ‘Or how he tastes like peppermints and sweet vodka at six-thirty on a Saturday morning.’
      • ‘The truck driver tells her the peppermints are nickel candy.’
      • ‘Suck on a piece of hard candy such as a peppermint stick.’
      • ‘That includes peppermint (keep the candy canes on the trees and out of your mouth), caffeine, garlic, onions, and such acidic foods as orange juice and tomatoes.’
      • ‘Hot chocolate with dissolved peppermints in it tastes great.’
      • ‘It feels cool, like how a peppermint does when you suck on it.’
      • ‘The sky was icy blue and the chill wind made it feel like everyone in the whole world was sucking on a moon-sized peppermint every time we breathed in.’
      • ‘She is also the dispenser of sweets to the three accused with a packet of peppermints close to hand at all times.’
      • ‘I would not take exception to a member discreetly sucking a peppermint or a throat lozenge, but it should go no further than that.’
      • ‘These are hard peppermint candies with a chocolate filling.’
      • ‘In our house, a pound of icing sugar made about seven peppermint creams.’
      • ‘I made peppermint creams so often that in the end I couldn't help but get good at it.’
      • ‘I was on my best behavior the whole time, licking my delicious peppermint stick.’
      • ‘I smoothed my dress and placed the peppermint stick back on the tree.’
      • ‘Crush the peppermint candy in a heavy plastic bag with a hammer or rolling pin.’
      • ‘A trail of joined bud vases snakes through a pile of peppermint candies for this centerpiece idea.’
      • ‘"See ya, " said Ian and wheeled the bike home, sucking peppermints.’
      • ‘In our house, a pound of icing sugar made about seven peppermint creams.’
      • ‘So I graduated to chocolate-dipped peppermint creams - so elegant that Mum would serve them with pride (mine and hers) with the coffee at the end of her dinner parties.’
  • 2mass noun The cultivated Old World plant which yields peppermint leaves or oil.

    Mentha × piperita, family Labiatae

    ‘Aroma advocates claim that rosemary, peppermint, basil and jasmine scents, alone or in combination, may improve your mental alertness.’
    • ‘More seasonal and colourful plants such as cherry, Chinese flowering crabapple and pomegranate as well as some fragrant plants such as peppermint, thyme and rosemary dot the park.’
    • ‘Suitable repellent oils are lavender, citronella, peppermint, lemongrass, cinnamon, thyme and basil.’
    • ‘Plant tea-making herbs, such as chamomile, peppermint, spearmint, and lemongrass.’
    • ‘Menthol is a natural constituent of plants in the mint family, particularly peppermint and spearmint, although the aromatic oils of all the other mints contain it, as well.’
  • 3Australian Any of a number of trees or shrubs with peppermint-scented foliage.

    a gum tree with leaves that yield an aromatic essential oil (genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae).a myrtle grown as an ornamental tree or shrub (genus Agonis, family Myrtaceae).

    ‘Then mixed species appear of soft intoxicating peppermints, blackwoods, sassafras and blue gum.’
    • ‘The smells of the peppermint groves, the sea and the sand dunes are almost palpable.’