peppermint, n. [Pepper + mint.].
Peppermint camphor. (Chem.) Same as Menthol. -- Peppermint tree (Bot.), a name given to several Australian species of gum tree (Eucalyptus amygdalina, Eucalyptus piperita, E. odorata, etc.) which have hard and durable wood, and yield an essential oil.
An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha (Mentha piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery. [1913 Webster]
A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it. [1913 Webster]
A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint. [1913 Webster]