- a labiate plant.
Origin of labiate
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Examples from the Web for labiate
Calamint, kal′a-mint, n. a genus of Labiate plants closely allied to balm and thyme.
- any plant of the family Lamiaceae (formerly Labiatae), having square stems, aromatic leaves, and a two-lipped corolla: includes mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, etc
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Lamiaceae
C18: from New Latin labiātus, from Latin labium lip
Word Origin and History for labiate
"having a lip or lip-like part," 1706, from Modern Latin labiatus "lipped," from Latin labium "lip" (see lip (n.)).
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