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A large family of aromatic herbs, the Lamiaceae (or Labiatae), including lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, and thyme and characterized by opposite leaves, square stems, bilaterally symmetrical flowers with united petals, and a four-lobed ovary that produces four one-seeded nutlets.
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|Noun||1.||mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary|
asterid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
order Polemoniales, Polemoniales - Polemoniaceae; Solanaceae; Boraginaceae; Labiatae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae; in some classifications includes the order Scrophulariales
mint - any member of the mint family of plants
Ballota, genus Ballota - perennial herbs or subshrubs of especially Mediterranean area: black horehound
Collinsonia, genus Collinsonia - small genus of perennial erect or spreading aromatic herbs; United States
genus Coleus - genus of Old World tropical plants cultivated for their variegated leaves; various plants sometimes placed in genera Plectranthus or Solenostemon
Dracocephalum, genus Dracocephalum - genus of American herbs and dwarf shrubs of the mind family: dragonheads
genus Elsholtzia - genus of Asiatic and African aromatic herbs
genus Lepechinia, genus Sphacele, Lepechinia, Sphacele - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Labiatae
genus Origanum - a genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae
genus Molucella, Molucella - small genus of aromatic herbs of Mediterranean regions; widely cultivated
genus Monarda - wild bergamot, horsemint, beebalm
genus Monardella, Monardella - a genus of fragrant herbs of the family Labiatae in the western United States
genus Phlomis - large genus of Old World aromatic herbs or subshrubs or shrubs having often woolly leaves
genus Physostegia - genus of North American perennial herbs
genus Plectranthus - large genus of ornamental flowering plants; includes some plants often placed in the genus Coleus
genus Prunella, Prunella - small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers
genus Salvia - large genus of shrubs and subshrubs of the mint family varying greatly in habit: sage
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