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"peppermint" in British English

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peppermintnoun

uk /ˈpep.ə.mɪnt/ us /ˈpep.ɚ.mɪnt/

[ U ] a strong fresh flavouring from a type of mint plant, used especially to give flavour to sweets:

She drinks peppermint-flavoured tea.

[ C ] a hard white sweet that has the flavour of peppermint:

You can eat a peppermint as a breath freshener.

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(Definition of “peppermint” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peppermint" in American English

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peppermintnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈpep·ərˌmɪnt/

a strong, fresh flavoring from a type of mint plant

A peppermint is a candy that has the flavor of peppermint.

(Definition of “peppermint” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)