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menthaceous

[ men-they-shuhs ]
/ mɛnˈθeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
belonging to the Menthaceae, a former name for the plant family Labiatae.
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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
/ (mɛnˈθeɪʃɪəs) /

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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