Peppermint
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British pronunciation/pˈɛpəmˌɪnt/
American pronunciation/ˈpɛpɝˌmɪnt/
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a candy made with peppermint oil

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What is "peppermint"?

Peppermint is typically made by mixing sugar, corn syrup, and peppermint oil together and heating the mixture until it forms a thick syrupy consistency. The candy is then poured into molds and allowed to cool and harden. Peppermint candy can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as candy canes or mints, and is often used as a flavoring in other candies, such as chocolate or fudge.

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a fragrant herb with a refreshing taste commonly used in culinary and medicinal applications

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peppermint definition and meaning

What is "peppermint"?

Peppermint is a is hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint, known for its strong, refreshing flavor and cooling sensation. It has dark green leaves with a serrated edge and produces small white or pink flowers. Peppermint is widely used in culinary and medicinal applications. In cooking, it adds a bright and invigorating flavor to dishes, desserts, teas, and beverages. Peppermint is also valued for its therapeutic properties and is commonly used to soothe digestive issues, alleviate headaches, and freshen breath. Additionally, peppermint essential oil is used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and mental clarity.

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red gum tree of Tasmania

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We harvested fresh peppermint from our garden and used it to make a refreshing summer salad dressing.
He liked to add a splash of peppermint extract to his cocoa for a festive holiday twist.
He enjoyed a soothing cup of peppermint tea before bedtime, which helped him relax and unwind.
Herbal remedies, such as chamomile and peppermint, are used to treat common ailments like indigestion and insomnia.
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