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mint 1

 (mĭnt)
n.
1. A place where the coins of a country are manufactured by authority of the government.
2. A place or source of manufacture or invention.
3. An abundant amount, especially of money.
tr.v. mint·ed, mint·ing, mints
1. To produce (money) by stamping metal; coin.
2. To invent or fabricate: a phrase that was minted for one occasion.
adj.
Undamaged as if freshly minted: The painting was in mint condition.

[Middle English, from Old English mynet, coin, from Latin monēta; see money.]

mint′er n.

mint 2

 (mĭnt)
n.
1. A member of the mint family.
2.
a. Any of various rhizomatous plants of the genus Mentha of the mint family, characteristically having nearly regular white or purple flowers. Some species are cultivated for their aromatic oil and foliage.
b. The leaves of some of these plants, used as a seasoning.
3. Any of various similar or related plants, such as the stone mint.
4. A candy flavored with natural or artificial mint flavoring.

[Middle English minte, from Old English, from Germanic *minta, from Latin menta, possibly from Greek minthē.]

mint′y adj.

minted

(ˈmɪntɪd)
adj
slang Brit wealthy
References in classic literature ?
For my part, as I was not much use at carrying, I was kept busy all day in the cave packing the minted money into bread-bags.
The silver minted bars are available in 100g units, while the gold bars range from 1g to 100g in weight.
The coins were minted in error by the Royal Mint and, for the first time in 300 years, a British coin entered circulation with no date - the last occasion was 1672.