Definition of Genus Mentha
1. Noun. Mint plants.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Mint
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Mentha
Literary usage of Genus Mentha
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1900)
"... of nature in the genus Mentha has remained a sealed letter up to the present time. Should one see in Mentha aquatica and M. arvensis extreme variations ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"All the genus Mentha abound in a volatile oil, contained in resinous dots in the leaves and stems. The odour of the oil is similar in several species, ..."
3. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1918)
"... the mint family, typified by the genus Mentha, the mint genus. It is characterized primarily by a labiate corolla, whence it was called ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... and genus Mentha, the specific name being Mentha Piperita, Huds., is distinguished from other species of the genus by its stalked leaves and oblong- ..."
5. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... is most frequently used to designate plants of the genus Mentha. This genus is characterized by its square stems and opposite simple leaves, ..."