Definition of Labiatae

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Specialized synonyms: Mint
Member holonyms: Acinos, Genus Acinos, Agastache, Genus Agastache, Ajuga, Genus Ajuga, Ballota, Genus Ballota, Blephilia, Genus Blephilia, Calamintha, Genus Calamintha, Clinopodium, Genus Clinopodium, Collinsonia, Genus Collinsonia, Genus Coleus, Conradina, Genus Conradina, Dracocephalum, Genus Dracocephalum, Genus Elsholtzia, Galeopsis, Genus Galeopsis, Genus Glechoma, Glechoma, Genus Hedeoma, Hedeoma, Genus Hyssopus, Hyssopus, Genus Lamium, Lamium, Genus Lavandula, Lavandula, Genus Leonotis, Leonotis, Genus Leonurus, Leonurus, Genus Lepechinia, Genus Sphacele, Lepechinia, Sphacele, Genus Lycopus, Lycopus, Genus Origanum, Genus Majorana, Majorana, Genus Marrubium, Marrubium, Genus Melissa, Melissa, Genus Mentha, Mentha, Genus Micromeria, Micromeria, Genus Molucella, Molucella, Genus Monarda, Genus Monardella, Monardella, Genus Nepeta, Nepeta, Genus Ocimum, Ocimum, Genus Perilla, Perilla, Genus Phlomis, Genus Physostegia, Genus Plectranthus, Genus Pogostemon, Pogostemon, Genus Prunella, Prunella, Genus Koellia, Genus Pycnanthemum, Koellia, Pycnanthemum, Genus Rosmarinus, Rosmarinus, Genus Salvia, Genus Satureia, Genus Satureja, Satureia, Satureja, Genus Scutellaria, Scutellaria, Genus Sideritis, Sideritis, Genus Solenostemon, Solenostemon, Genus Stachys, Stachys, Genus Teucrium, Teucrium, Genus Thymus, Thymus, Genus Trichostema, Trichostema

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labiatae

La Toya
La Vergne
La Verne
La protein
Laal
Labadism
Labadist
Labadists
Laban
Laband's syndrome
Labanotation
Labarraque's solution
Labbe's neurocirculatory syndrome
Labbe's triangle
Labbe's vein
Lablab purpureus
Labonte
Labor
Labor Day
Labor Days
Labor Department
Labor Party
Labor Secretary
Labour
Labour Party
Labourite
Labourites
Labradoodle
Labradoodles

Literary usage of Labiatae

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Corolla irregular, more or less 2-lipped (regular in Solanaceae, in Mentha and Lycopus of the Labiatae, and nearly or quite so in ..."

2. A flora of western middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"Labiatae. short-hispid ; loaves oblong-lanceolate, gradually acuminate, ... Labiatae. MINT FAMILY. Aromatic herbs or low shrubs with square stems and always ..."

3. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"NO Labiatae. Tincture of whole fresh plant. Clinical.—Cold. Diaphragm, paralysis of. Headache. ... Compare Lycopus and the Labiatae. SYMPTOMS. 2. Head. ..."

4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"Here a composite vegetation with Labiatae flourishes; while outside only the hardy Mamani trees have survived the ravages of cattle. ..."

5. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"The plants of the Labiatae are especially characterized by the development ... Labiatae), a perennial herbaceous plant growing in wet places in the United ..."

6. Flora Cestrica: An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester by William Darlington (1853)
"... Labiatae Obf. This foreigner is yet rare; but is naturalized in a few localities. TRIBE 6. A.TUGE'AE. Corolla with the upper Up sometimes very short ..."

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