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mint

noun  /mɪnt/ us  

mint noun (PLANT)

[C/U] an herb whose leaves have a clean smell and taste, used to flavor food, drinks, and candy [C/U] A mint is also a candy with this strong, fresh flavor.

mint noun (COIN FACTORY)

[C] a place where the new coins and paper money of a country are made [C] infml A mint is also a very large amount of money: The new roof cost us a mint.
mint
adjective [not gradable]  /mɪnt/ us  

mint

verb [T]  /mɪnt/ us  

mint verb [T] (MAKE COINS)

to make a new coin
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