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 (lā′bē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. Having lips or liplike parts.
2. Botany
a. Having or characterizing flowers with the corolla divided into liplike parts.
b. Of or belonging to the mint family.
A plant belonging to the mint family.

[Latin labium, lip; see labium + -ate. Adj., sense 2b, and noun, from New Latin Labiātae, family name, from Latin labium.]


(ˈleɪbɪˌeɪt; -ɪt)
(Plants) any plant of the family Lamiaceae (formerly Labiatae), having square stems, aromatic leaves, and a two-lipped corolla: includes mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, etc
(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Lamiaceae
[C18: from New Latin labiātus, from Latin labium lip]


(ˈleɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

1. having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped.
2. pertaining or belonging to the mint family.
3. a labiate plant.
[1700–10; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.labiate - having lips or parts that resemble lips
lipped - having a lip or lips; "a lipped bowl"; "a virgin purest lipped"- John Keats
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Mentha piperita (piper mint) is a medicinally significant herbaceous plant belonging to family Labiate.
Antifeeding settling inhibitory and toxic activities of labiate essential oils against the green peach aphid, M.
Hofmann, "Bitter substances from labiate plants: a clerodane derivative from Leonurus cardiaca," Tetrahedron Letters, vol.
The white, grainy honey from Tigray is made from a local blossom of the sage plant family, known as labiate, which gives it its unusual color.
The labiate family in the Malaspina expedition (1789-1794).
Further north in Tigray, the most nortern region of Ethiopia, the very distinctive white honey is made from a local blossom of the sage plant family, known as labiate, which gives it its unusual colour.
85) In Milton (35/39:42-66, E 136) "the morning odours rise abroad," in part emanating from the "Wild [sexual] Thyme [botanically classified as a labiate flower], and at this sensuous moment Venus as the Morning Star appears, because just prior to sunrise in Blake's text there is "a [sexual] Moment [of Sin] that Satan cannot find," (86) though the "Industrious" find "This [winged] Moment" of Inspiration and "multiply" it (into Minutes and Hours).
Genitalia: Dorsal labiate plate: Without sclerotized rings, with two distinct sclerotized bands (see Stonedahl, 1991 for terminology), spermathecal gland placed near posterior margin (Fig.
chemical name: 3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-2-hydroxy-propanoic acid, is an active water-soluble component of the Chinese medicine Labiate plant.
amp; Krasske (Bacillariophyceae: Photoraphidaceae) with special reference to the labiate processes.
The specific name, derived from Latin adjective "latilabiatus," refers to the wide and labiate median lobe of the female epigynum.