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Menthol vs. Mint

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Mentholnoun

(chemistry) a cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes

Mintnoun

A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.

Mentholnoun

A menthol cigarette.

Mintnoun

(informal) A large amount of money. A vast sum or amount, etc.

‘That house is worth a mint’; ‘It must have cost a mint to produce!’;

Mentholnoun

A white, crystalline, aromatic substance (C10H20O) resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); - called also mint camphor or peppermint camphor. It has the peculiar effect on skin and membranes of making them feel cool, and is used in liqueurs, confections, cigarettes, cough drops and perfumes, among other things.

Mintnoun

(figurative) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.

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Mentholnoun

a lotion containing menthol which gives it a mint flavoring

Mintnoun

Any plant in the genus Mentha in the family Lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems.

Mentholnoun

a crystalline alcohol with a minty taste and odour, found in peppermint and other natural oils. It is used as a flavouring and in decongestants and analgesics.

Mintnoun

The flavouring of the plant, either a sweet, a jelly or sauce.

Menthol

Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from the oils of corn mint, peppermint, or other mints. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.

Mintnoun

Any plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae.

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Mintnoun

A green colour, like that of mint.

Mintnoun

A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.

Mintnoun

Intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor.

Mintverb

(transitive) To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence.

Mintverb

To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.

Mintverb

To try, attempt; take aim.

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Mintverb

To try, attempt, endeavor; to take aim at; to try to hit; to purpose.

Mintverb

To hint; suggest; insinuate.

Mintadjective

(of condition) as new.

‘in mint condition.’;

Mintadjective

(numismatics) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.

Mintadjective

(philately) Unused with original gum; as issued originally.

Mintadjective

Very good.

Mintadjective

Of a green colour, like that of the mint plant.

Mintnoun

The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha.

Mintnoun

A place where money is coined by public authority.

Mintnoun

Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.

‘A mint of phrases in his brain.’;

Mintnoun

A large quantity of money; as, to make a mint in stock trading.

Mintverb

To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.

Mintverb

To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.

‘Titles . . . of such natures as may be easily minted.’;

Mintadjective

Like new; in brand-new condition; unworn, as a coin recently made at a mint{1}; as, he had a '53 Cadillac in mint condition.

Mintadjective

Uncirculated; in the same condition as when it was freshly coined at the mint{1}.

Mintnoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

‘a batch of letters’; ‘a deal of trouble’; ‘a lot of money’; ‘he made a mint on the stock market’; ‘it must have cost plenty’;

Mintnoun

any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

Mintnoun

the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied

Mintnoun

a candy that is flavored with a mint oil

Mintnoun

a plant where money is coined by authority of the government

Mintverb

form by stamping, punching, or printing;

‘strike coins’; ‘strike a medal’;

Mintadjective

as if new;

‘in mint condition’;

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