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1. Having lips or liplike parts.
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.]
(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]
la•bi•ate(ˈleɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
1. having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped.
2. pertaining or belonging to the mint family.n.
3. a labiate plant.
[1700–10; < New Latin]