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MINT, noun [Latin moneta.]

1. The place where money is coined by public authority. In Great Britain, formerly, there was a mint in almost every county; but the privilege of coining is now considered as a royal prerogative in that country, and as the prerogative of the sovereign power in other countries. The only mint now in Great Britain is in the Tower of London. The mint in the United States is in Philadelphia.

2. A place of invention or fabrication; as a mint of phrases; a mint of calumny.

3. A source of abundant supply.

MINT, verb transitive To coin; to make and stamp money.

1. To invent; to forge; to fabricate.

MINT, noun [Latin mentha.] A plant of the genus Mentha.