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Definition of mint
- 1an aromatic plant native to temperate regions of the Old World, several kinds of which are used as culinary herbs.
- Genus Mentha, family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae; the mint family): several species and hybrids, in particular the widely cultivated common mint or spearmint (M. spicata) and peppermint (M. × piperita). The mint family, the members of which have distinctive two-lobed flowers and square stems, includes numerous aromatic herbs, such as lavender, rosemary, sage, and thyme
Old English minte; related to German Minze, ultimately via Latin from Greek minthē