labellate


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la·bel·lum

 (lə-bĕl′əm)
n. pl. la·bel·la (-bĕl′ə)
1. The median petal of an orchid flower, usually different in shape, size, or color from the two lateral petals; lip.
2. A liplike part, such as the tip of the labium of certain flies, used for lapping up liquids.

[Latin, diminutive of labrum, lip; see leb- in Indo-European roots.]

la·bel′late (-ĭt) adj.

labellate

(ləˈbɛlət)
adj
(Botany) having a labellum