• WordNet 3.6
    • n peppermint a candy flavored with peppermint oil
    • n peppermint red gum tree of Tasmania
    • n peppermint herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Clarence Crane the inventor of "Crane's Peppermint Life Savers" sold his rights to the popular candy for less than three thousand dollars.
    • Peppermint (Chem) camphor. Chem Same as Menthol.
    • Peppermint A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint.
    • Peppermint A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it.
    • Peppermint (Bot) An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha Mentha piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first Life Saver flavour, which was peppermint, was invented in 1912 and it was called Pep-O-Mint
    • n peppermint The herb Mentha piperita, native in Europe, naturalized in the United States, and often cultivated. It is notable chiefly for its aromatic pungent oil, which is often distilled. See Mentha.
    • n peppermint The oil of peppermint, or some preparation of it. Peppermint is used to flavor confectionery, and in medicine, often in the form of an essence or water, as a stimulant, carminative, etc., and to qualify other medicines. See oil of peppermint, under oil.
    • n peppermint A lozenge or confection flavored with peppermint.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Peppermint a species of mint, aromatic and pungent like pepper: a liquor distilled from the plant: a lozenge flavoured with peppermint—Peppermint-drop, a confection so flavoured
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pepper, + mint,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pipor—L. piper—Gr. peperi—Sans. pippala.


In literature:

She bought a roll of peppermints and took them over to him.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Wipe your eyes, and have a peppermint cream.
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Snorky was standing miserably by the fireplace, his large peppermint ears flanking a heated face, as he defiantly faced the family hilarity.
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
Do you think peppermint will detect sewer gas, Uncle Ike?
"Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy 1899" by George W. Peck
He knew by former experiences that one was flavoured with wintergreen, the other with peppermint.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Scarcely is the peppermint safe beyond the splatter.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
Any flavoring may be used instead of peppermint.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Balm, peppermint, spearmint, and other teas are made in the same way.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
We ate the peppermint-candy canes.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Flavor with a drop of Oil of Peppermint and a drop of the Oil of Rose.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
I have just found a peppermint-drop in my pocket.
"Soap-Bubble Stories" by Fanny Barry
They finished the peppermints, and were very happy.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
In 1799 he had imported the British Oil and Essence of Peppermint bottles.
"Old English Patent Medicines in America" by George B. Griffenhagen
On the top lay the peppermint-striped silk shirt his wife had made for him.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
It was smothered with cloves and peppermint, but still discoverable.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Peppermint drops and cocoanut cream, Till it looked too good for a Christmas dream!
"The Purple Cow!" by Gelett Burgess
I don't know as I could have sat it out, if she 'adn't 'a' give me peppermints.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nor yet with peppermint.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Spearmint and peppermint like a moist and even wet soil.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Lucy Wilson nervously put a reducegar to her sophisticated, peppermint-striped lips.
"The Real Hard Sell" by William W Stuart

In poetry:

Old Capting Pink of the Peppermint,
Though kindly at heart and good,
Had a blunt, bluff way of a-gittin` his say
That we all of us understood.
"Captain Pink of the Peppermint" by Wallace Irwin
Old Capting Pink of the Peppermint,
We all of us loved `im so
That we waited one night till the tide was right
And the funnels was right for a blow.
"Captain Pink of the Peppermint" by Wallace Irwin
Old Capting Pink of the Peppermint —
I`m shocked and I`m pained to say
That there`s few you`ll find of the Capting`s kind
In this here degenerate day.
"Captain Pink of the Peppermint" by Wallace Irwin
I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.
"HMS Pinafore: Act I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
One night off Hong Kong the wind was so strong
That fast to the mast I was pinned
So I made the ship stop, got a peppermint drop
And I very soon shifted the wind.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
She was stubby and square, but we didn't much care,
And we cheerily put to sea.
We plotted a course for the Land of Blue Horse,
Due west 'cross the Peppermint Sea.
"The Walloping Window Blind" by Charles Edward Carryl

In news:

Known as Peppermint , the operating system is currently a small, private beta and will open up to more testers over the next two to four weeks.
Butter, softened 1/4 c. Crushed peppermint candy 1 tsp.
Peppermint Shake at Braum's.
Katy Perry Asked to Ditch Hazardous Peppermint Bra.
33rd Annual Grand Opening & Sale at Peppermint Forest.
"The temptation is to do peppermint this and gingerbread that," says Nate Hayden, bartender at The Beehive, a jazz club, bar and restaurant in Boston's South End.
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson " is a show that, as Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's director Chad Badgero would say, "is going to challenge you and get you talking.
Farmers prepare for peppermint harvest.
What's Cookin' at Callie's Cabin: Peppermint bark and holiday happiness.
Peppermint bark is a specialty item available during the winter holidays that can warm the heart and beat the blues.
There are many reasons to see "reasons to be pretty," Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's latest production.
These are for those people who are tired of the taste of peppermint.
Peppermint Pops begins third decade with Boston flair.
Claire Fox Hillard conducts a past Peppermint Pops concert at Albany Municipal Auditorium.
Peppermint Pops will feature the Boston Brass quintet on Dec 15 at the Albany Municipal Auditorium at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm Submitted photo.