- belonging to the Menthaceae, a former name for the plant family Labiatae.
Compare mint family.
Origin of menthaceous
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- 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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