American English

Definition of mint noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a plant with dark green leaves that have a fresh smell and taste, used to flavor or decorate food and drinks roast lamb with mint sauce I decorated the fruit salad with a sprig of mint. mint-flavored toothpaste
  2. 2[countable] a candy flavored with a type of mint called peppermint after-dinner mints
  3. 3[countable] a place where money is made the United States Mint (= where American coins are made) The coins were fresh from the mint.
  4. 4a mint [singular] (informal) a large amount of money to make/cost a mint They must be worth a mint.
  5. Idioms
    in mint condition
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    new or as good as new; in perfect condition
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mint