the large plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae), characterized by aromatic herbaceous plants having square stems, simple leaves, clusters of two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of small nutlets, and including basil, bee balm, catnip, coleus, lavender, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint, and thyme.
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Betony is a herb belonging to the mint family, and its root was formerly employed in medicine as an emetic or purgative.All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
The generic name is derived from an old Arabic name, Ssattar, by which the whole mint family was known.
Flowers terminal, white, verticillate, with the characteristics of the mint family.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
It may be known from the other members of the mint family by its campanulate calyx with ten strong, recurved teeth.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits | Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Blooming in midsummer is the aromatic little Pennyroyal, one of the mint family.Woodcraft | Alan Douglas