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mint jelly a jelly with mint flavoring, usu. served with lamb.
mint julep a tall, frosted alcoholic beverage made with bourbon or brandy, sugar, ice, and mint.
minuend in arithmetic, a number from which another number is subtracted. (Cf. subtrahend.)
minuet a slow, graceful dance in three-quarter time, popular in Europe and America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. [2 definitions]
minus made less by the subtraction of. [7 definitions]
minuscule so small as to be almost negligible; tiny. [4 definitions]
minus sign a mathematical sign (-) indicating subtraction or a negative quantity.
minute1 a unit of time equal to sixty seconds or one sixtieth of an hour. (abbr.: min.) [6 definitions]
minute2 extremely small in size, amount, or degree; tiny. [2 definitions]
minute hand the longer hand on a watch or a clock, which moves around the entire face once an hour and indicates minutes.
minutely occurring on a small or minute scale, or in fine detail.
minuteman an American militiaman of the Revolutionary War period who was ready to fight on a moment's notice.
minute steak a small, thin piece of steak, often cubed, that cooks quickly.
minutia (usu. pl.) a small or unimportant detail; triviality.
minx a flirtatious or impudent young woman.
Miocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch between the Oligocene and Pliocene of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 26 million to 5 million years ago, when mammals began to acquire modern characteristics. [2 definitions]
miosis severe contraction of the pupil of the eye. (Cf. mydriasis.)
Mira a red variable star in the constellation Cetus, having a widely fluctuating magnitude between 2.0 and 10.0.
mirabelle a small, sweet, deep-yellow fruit that resembles a plum. [3 definitions]
mirabile dictu (Latin) wonderful to say or relate.
miracle an event that cannot be explained by the known laws of nature and is therefore attributed to a supernatural or divine power. [2 definitions]