mentha (plural menthas)

  1. (botany) Any of the mint genus Mentha, mints and similar species.
    • 1974, Daniel J. Foley, Herbs for Use and for Delight: An Anthology from The Herbarist (page 89)
      Very aromatic; all culinary menthas can be used for sauces, jellies, and candied leaves.
    • 1976, Agriculture and Agro-industries Journal (volume 9, page 19)
      In the plots where black peppermint were planted as inter-row crop, there were 4 rows of Citronella or other menthas with alternate rows of black peppermint.

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