Definition of Mentha
1. Noun. Mint plants.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Mint
Definition of Mentha
1. n. A widely distributed genus of fragrant herbs, including the peppermint, spearmint, etc. The plants have small flowers, usually arranged in dense axillary clusters.
Medical Definition of Mentha
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Literary usage of Mentha
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1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"Eminent authorities refer the peppermint as a variety to mentha aquatica, L., ... mentha rotundifolia, I June. Middle and Southern Europe, Northern Africa, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The best-known genera represented in the United States are Nepeta (catnip), mentha (mint), Origanum (marjoram), Salvia (sage), Thymus (thyme), ..."
3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"mentha sativa L. W; mentha x verticillata L. C mentha aquatica x spicata Peppermint Herbaceous perennial Wet fields, moist thickets, swamps and stream banks ..."
4. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by W. (William) Baxter by W. (William) Baxter (1840)
"mentha acuatica, Huds. Fl. Angl. (2nd cd.) p. 25a. a and ß.—Sole Menth. ... mentha hirsuta is a native of Europe, and Asiatic Russia, and now occurs in ..."
5. The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1921)
"US Pfefferminze, G. mentha poivre'e, Fr. The leafy tops of mentha piperita L., ... Griine Minze, Romische Minze, G. Menthe vert, mentha romaine, Baume vert, ..."
6. A Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1921)
"... will yield isomeric mentha di-enes the number of isomers possible in this group is still larger. That is, one men- thane yields six ..."
7. A Guide to Therapeutics and Materia Medica by Robert Farquharson (1877)
"The leaves and tops of mentha viridis, US OFFICINAL PREPARATIONS, US Aqua menthae Piperitae. Used as a vehicle. ..."