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mint

noun uk   us   /mɪnt/

mint noun (PLANT)

B2 [U] a herb whose leaves have a strong, fresh smell and taste and are used for giving flavour to food: a sprig of mint mint-flavoured gum/toothpaste [C] a sweet with a mint flavour: a packet of extra-strong mints after-dinner chocolate mints
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mint noun (MONEY)

[C] a place where the new coins of a country are made [S] informal an extremely large amount of money: If his books sell worldwide, he'll make a mint.

mint

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /mɪnt/
Mint stamps and coins, etc. have not been used: A collector would pay $500 for a mint copy.in mint condition perfect, as if new: I bought a two-year-old car, in mint condition, with less than 20,000 miles.

mint

verb [T] uk   us   /mɪnt/

mint verb [T] (COIN)

to produce a coin for the government

mint verb [T] (NEW THING)

to produce something new, especially to invent a new phrase or word: a freshly minted slogan/phrase newly minted college graduates
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