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1The aromatic leaves of a plant of the mint family, or an essential oil obtained from them, used as a flavoring in food.
- ‘Dull a tension headache by massaging a few drops of peppermint essential oil into your temples.’
- ‘The finish is similar to peppermint ice cream, only less sweet.’
- ‘Stir in a few drops of peppermint essence, and all of the candy.’
- ‘Moroccan mint tea is a brisk blend of gunpowder green tea and peppermint leaves, while Earl Grey, a famous British tea, is made up of black tea leaves flavored with bergamot orange oil.’
- ‘Add peppermint extract and two drops of food coloring.’
- ‘For an extra kick, add a few drops of peppermint oil to the mixture.’
- ‘A simpler preparation for chai or peppermint tea also brought family and neighbours together.’
- ‘Menthol which possesses local anaesthetic and counterirritant qualities is a compound obtained from peppermint oil or other mint oils or made synthetically.’
- ‘And if your gut does start complaining, placate it with a cup of soothing mint or ginger tea or a capsule of peppermint oil.’
- ‘Her mom looked concerned as she put away a package of peppermint tea.’
- ‘Studies show that inhaling peppermint essential oil throughout the day whenever your energy flags clears thinking and boosts productivity.’
- ‘For relief in minutes, add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint essential oil to 4 to 6 ounces of water.’
- ‘Add several splashes of peppermint extract or essential oil and a few drops of vanilla.’
- ‘With ingredients like peppermint and jojoba essential oil, milk protein, and Shea butter, it is also good for your hair.’
- ‘A distinctly different flavouring is provided by crème de menthe or peppermint oil.’
- ‘The Christmas season features a plethora of dairy foods, from eggnog to peppermint ice cream to featured cheeses for entertaining.’
- ‘They're rich in natural ingredients like moisturizing shea butter and avocado oil, invigorating peppermint and other essential oils.’
- ‘Investigators have examined the pharmacokinetic parameters of menthol, the main component of peppermint oil.’
- ‘Adding just a drop of peppermint essential oil will act as an emotional pick-me-up to dispel winter blues.’
- 1.1 A candy flavored with peppermint oil.
- ‘I was on my best behavior the whole time, licking my delicious peppermint stick.’
- ‘Or how he tastes like peppermints and sweet vodka at six-thirty on a Saturday morning.’
- ‘So I graduated to chocolate-dipped peppermint creams - so elegant that Mum would serve them with pride (mine and hers) with the coffee at the end of her dinner parties.’
- ‘That includes peppermint (keep the candy canes on the trees and out of your mouth), caffeine, garlic, onions, and such acidic foods as orange juice and tomatoes.’
- ‘Crush the peppermint candy in a heavy plastic bag with a hammer or rolling pin.’
- ‘As you can see, these are all real glass ornaments, but they are cupcakes and peppermints and candy canes.’
- ‘"See ya, " said Ian and wheeled the bike home, sucking peppermints.’
- ‘She is also the dispenser of sweets to the three accused with a packet of peppermints close to hand at all times.’
- ‘Hot chocolate with dissolved peppermints in it tastes great.’
- ‘The truck driver tells her the peppermints are nickel candy.’
- ‘I made peppermint creams so often that in the end I couldn't help but get good at it.’
- ‘It feels cool, like how a peppermint does when you suck on it.’
- ‘These are hard peppermint candies with a chocolate filling.’
- ‘I would not take exception to a member discreetly sucking a peppermint or a throat lozenge, but it should go no further than that.’
- ‘Suck on a piece of hard candy such as a peppermint stick.’
- ‘The sky was icy blue and the chill wind made it feel like everyone in the whole world was sucking on a moon-sized peppermint every time we breathed in.’
- ‘A trail of joined bud vases snakes through a pile of peppermint candies for this centerpiece idea.’
- ‘In our house, a pound of icing sugar made about seven peppermint creams.’
- ‘I smoothed my dress and placed the peppermint stick back on the tree.’
2The cultivated Old World plant which yields peppermint leaves or oil.
- ‘Suitable repellent oils are lavender, citronella, peppermint, lemongrass, cinnamon, thyme and basil.’
- ‘More seasonal and colourful plants such as cherry, Chinese flowering crabapple and pomegranate as well as some fragrant plants such as peppermint, thyme and rosemary dot the park.’
- ‘Menthol is a natural constituent of plants in the mint family, particularly peppermint and spearmint, although the aromatic oils of all the other mints contain it, as well.’
- ‘Aroma advocates claim that rosemary, peppermint, basil and jasmine scents, alone or in combination, may improve your mental alertness.’
- ‘Plant tea-making herbs, such as chamomile, peppermint, spearmint, and lemongrass.’
3Australian Any of a number of trees or shrubs with peppermint-scented foliage.
- ‘The smells of the peppermint groves, the sea and the sand dunes are almost palpable.’
- ‘Then mixed species appear of soft intoxicating peppermints, blackwoods, sassafras and blue gum.’
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