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[n] a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
[n] a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
[n] the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
[n] any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
[n] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
[v] form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

Misc. Definitions

\Mint\, n. [AS. minte, fr. L. mentha, Gr. ?, ?.] (Bot.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus {Mentha}, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See {Mentha}. Note: {Corn mint} is {Mentha arvensis}. {Horsemint} is {M. sylvestris}, and in the United States {Monarda punctata}, which differs from the true mints in several respects. {Mountain mint} is any species of the related genus {Pycnanthemum}, common in North America. {Peppermint} is {M. piperita}. {Spearmint} is {M. viridis}. {Water mint} is {M. aquatica}. {Mint camphor}. (Chem.) See {Menthol}. {Mint julep}. See {Julep}. {Mint sauce}, a sauce flavored with spearmint, for meats.
\Mint\, n. [AS. mynet money, coin, fr. L. moneta the mint, coined money, fr. Moneta, a surname of Juno, in whose at Rome money was coined; akin to monere to warn, admonish, AS. manian, and to E. mind. See {Mind}, and cf. {Money}, {Monition}.]
1. A place where money is coined by public authority.
2. Hence: Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself. A mint of phrases in his brain. --Shak.
\Mint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Minted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Minting}.] [AS. mynetian.]
1. To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.
2. To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion. Titles . . . of such natures as may be easily minted. --Bacon. {Minting mill}, a coining press.

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