noun la·bel·lum \lə-ˈbe-ləm\
plural la·bel·la \-lə\

Definition of LABELLUM

:  the median and usually most morphologically distinct member of the corolla of an orchid
:  a terminal part of the labium or labrum of various insects

Origin of LABELLUM

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of labrum lip — more at lip
First Known Use: 1830


Next Word in the Dictionary: labelmatePrevious Word in the Dictionary: labelloidAll Words Near: labellum
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears