[ men-they-shuhs ]
/ mɛnˈθeɪ ʃəs /
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belonging to the Menthaceae, a former name for the plant family Labiatae.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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British Dictionary definitions for menthaceous
/ (mɛnˈθeɪʃɪəs) /
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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