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.
The most widely grown mint, this suits all recipes calling for mint. When dried, the aroma is pungent and concentrated, although it lacks...
pronunciation (1562) : a common mint (Mentha spicata) grown for flavoring and esp. for its aromatic oil
An aromatic perennial herb, Mentha spicata , native to central and S Europe and widely cultivated as a culinary herb. It grows to a height of...