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labiate

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

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

noun

a labiate plant.

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Origin of labiate

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

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

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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