labiate

adjective
la·​bi·​ate | \ ˈlā-bē-ət How to pronounce labiate (audio) , -bē-ˌāt \

Definition of labiate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts projecting one over the other like lips mints and the snapdragon are labiate
2 : of or relating to the mint family

labiate

noun

Definition of labiate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a plant of the mint family

First Known Use of labiate

Adjective

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1764, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for labiate

Adjective

New Latin labiatus, from Latin labium

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“Labiate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labiate. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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