|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., "having a sweet smell"), one of the garden herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species most common in Syria is the Mentha sylvestris, the wild mint, which grows much larger than the garden mint (M. sativa). It was much used in domestic economy as a condiment, and also as a medicine. The paying of tithes of mint was in accordance with the Mosiac law (Deuteronomy 14:22), but the error of the Pharisees lay in their being more careful about this little matter of the mint than about weightier matters.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha.
2. (n.) A place where money is coined by public authority.
3. (n.) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
4. (v. t.) To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.
5. (v. t.) To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
mint (heduosmon): Mentioned (Matthew 23:23 Luke 11:42) as one of the small things which were tithed. The cultivated variety (Mentha piperita), "peppermint," was doubtless primarily intended, but the wild Mentha silvestris or horsemint, which flourishes all over the mountains of Palestine, is probably included.
Mint (2 Occurrences)
Matthew 23:23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law: justice, mercy, and faith. But you ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:42 But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, but you bypass justice and the love of God. You ought to have done these, and not to have left the other undone. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)