plural noun
La·​bi·​a·​tae | \ ˌlābēˈāˌtē\

Definition of Labiatae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Labiatae

New Latin, from feminine plural of labiatus labiate

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to gather or build up little by little

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