Labiatae

plural noun

La·​bi·​a·​tae
ˌlābēˈāˌtē
: a family of mostly aromatic herbs, shrubs, or rarely trees (order Polemoniales) distinguished especially by the four-lobed ovary which becomes four one-seeded nutlets in fruit see mint

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from feminine plural of labiatus labiate

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“Labiatae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Labiatae. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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