Definition of Family 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.
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 Family Labiatae
Literary usage of Family labiatae
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1. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"A microscopic study was made of the stems, leaves, and in some cases the flowers of over 100 members of the family Labiatae for the presence of ..."
2. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"Mint family labiatae Sweet basil, lavender, balm, spearmint, peppermint, summer savory, winter savory, sweet marjoram, thyme, sage and catnip. ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"The mint family (Labiatae) contains the mints (Mentha), skullcap (Scutellaria), dead-nettles (Lamium). The potato family (Solanaceae) includes the ..."
4. Vegetable Gardening by Samuel Bowdlear Green (1915)
"The Mint Family (Labiatae),—sweet basil, lavender, balm, spearmint, peppermint, summer savory, winter savory, sweet marjoram, thyme, sage, and catnip. ..."