Definition of spearmint in English:



mass noun
  • The common garden mint, which is used as a culinary herb and to flavour chewing gum.

    Mentha spicata, family Labiatae

    • ‘Peppermint and spearmint are helpful when anxiety or insomnia are accompanied by indigestion or nausea.’
    • ‘Peppermint is a hybrid between spearmint and water mint that was developed in the 1600s.’
    • ‘Its menthol ingredient promotes your skin's circulation while the spearmint and peppermint refresh and clean the surface.’
    • ‘For stomach trouble, drink a tea of the common nettle or of spearmint.’
    • ‘Mints, usually spearmint, are used, fresh or dried, to make jams, jellies, and sauces, to accompany meat, fish, or vegetable dishes.’