menthaceous

[men-they-shuh s]

adjective

belonging to the Menthaceae, a former name for the plant family Labiatae.

Nearby words

  1. mentally,
  2. mentally ill,
  3. mentation,
  4. mentee,
  5. mentes,
  6. menthene,
  7. menthol,
  8. mentholated,
  9. menticide,
  10. mention

Compare mint family.

Origin of menthaceous

< New Latin Menthace(ae) (Menth(a) the type genus (Latin: mint1) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for menthaceous

menthaceous

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the labiate plant genus Mentha (mints, etc) the members of which have scented leaves

Word Origin for menthaceous

from New Latin, from Latin mentha mint 1

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