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Definition: spearmint from The Penguin English Dictionary

a common mint grown for its aromatic oil: Mentha spicata.


Summary Article: spearmint
from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Aromatic herb (Mentha spicata) of the mint family, the common garden mint widely used for culinary purposes. It has lax, tapering spikes of reddish lilac flowers similar to peppermint flowers and sharply serrated leaves that are used fresh or dried to flavour many foods. The aroma and taste of spearmint are similar to those of peppermint but not as strong. Native to Europe and Asia, spearmint has been naturalized in North America.

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