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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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. M.
Mohammed, "Anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of aqueous leaves extract of Ocimum Gratissimum (Labiate ) in Rodents," African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, vol.
Oxytocic effect of aqeuous, ethanolic, n-hexane and chloroform extracts of Xylopia aethiopica (Anonaceae) and Occimum gratissimum (Labiate) on guinea pig uterus.
Antifeeding settling inhibitory and toxic activities of labiate essential oils against the green peach aphid, M.
Sedy, "Labiate essential oils affecting host selection and acceptance of Thrips tabaci lindeman," Crop Protection, vol.
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.
Anti-nociceptive activity of methanolic extract of Ocimum gratissimum (Labiate) on experimental animals.
Lee et al., "Protective and therapeutic effects of an extract mixture of alder tree, labiate herb, milk thistle green bean-rice bran fermentation, and turnip against ethanol-induced toxicity in the rat," Journal of Veterinary Science, vol.
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.