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peppermintnoun

uk   /ˈpep.ə.mɪnt/  us   /ˈpep.ɚ.mɪnt/
[U] a ​strongfresh flavouring from a ​type of mintplant, used ​especially to give ​flavour to ​sweets: She ​drinks peppermint-flavoured ​tea.
[C] a hard ​whitesweet that has the ​flavour of peppermint: You can ​eat a peppermint as a ​breathfreshener.

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peppermintnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpep·ərˌmɪnt/
a ​strong, ​freshflavoring from a ​type of ​mintplant
A peppermint is a ​candy that has the ​flavor of peppermint.
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