labiate

[ ley-bee-it, -eyt ]

adjective
  1. having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped.

  2. Botany.

    • belonging to the plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae).: Compare mint family.

    • two-lipped; bilabiate: said of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx.

noun
  1. a labiate plant.

Origin of labiate

1
From the New Latin word labiātus, dating back to 1700–10. See labium, -ate1

Other words from labiate

  • un·la·bi·ate, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for labiate

labiate

/ (ˈleɪbɪˌeɪt, -ɪt) /


noun
  1. any plant of the family Lamiaceae (formerly Labiatae), having square stems, aromatic leaves, and a two-lipped corolla: includes mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, etc

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Lamiaceae

Origin of labiate

1
C18: from New Latin labiātus, from Latin labium lip

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