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An aromatic Eurasian plant (Mentha spicata) in the mint family, having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used widely as a flavoring.
(Plants) a purple-flowered mint plant, Mentha spicata, of S and central Europe, cultivated for its leaves, which yield an oil used for flavouring
[C16: so called because of its long narrow leaves]
an aromatic herb, Menthaspicata, of the mint family, with lance-shaped leaves used for flavoring.
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|Noun||1.||spearmint - common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring|
spearmint oil - an aromatic oil obtained from the spearmint plant
mint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers