plural noun

: 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


New Latin, from feminine plural of labiatus labiate

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“Labiatae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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