[ ley-bee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈleɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt /


having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped.
  1. belonging to the plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae).Compare mint family.
  2. two-lipped; bilabiate: said of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx.


a labiate plant.

Origin of labiate

From the New Latin word labiātus, dating back to 1700–10. See labium, -ate1

Related forms

un·la·bi·ate, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for labiate


/ (ˈleɪbɪˌeɪt, -ɪt) /


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

Word Origin for labiate

C18: from New Latin labiātus, from Latin labium lip
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