Pep"per*mint(?), n. [Pepper + mint.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha (Mentha piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery.
2. A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it.
3. A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint.
(Chem.) Same as Menthol. --
(Bot.), a name given to several Australian species of gum tree (Eucalyptus amygdalina, Eucalyptus piperita, E. odorata, etc.) which have hard and durable wood, and yield an essential oil.
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