Definition of Labiate

1. Adjective. Having lips or parts that resemble lips.

Exact synonyms: Liplike
Similar to: Lipped

Definition of Labiate

1. v. t. To labialize.

2. a. Having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts, one projecting over the other like the lips of a mouth, as in the snapdragon, sage, and catnip.

3. n. A plant of the order Labiatæ.

Definition of Labiate

1. Adjective. having lips or liplike parts ¹

2. Adjective. (botany of flowers such as the snapdragon) having the corolla divided into two liplike parts ¹

3. Adjective. (botany) of, or belonging to the mint family (''Labiatae''). ¹

4. Noun. (botany) a plant of the mint family (''Labiatae'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Labiate

1. a labiated plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Labiate

1. Lipped, as in a calyx or corolla. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labiate

labidometer
labidometers
labifying
labile
labile affect
labile current
labile elements
labile factor
labile hypertension
labile pulse

Literary usage of Labiate

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1. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"This tribe is separated into at least two orders; one with labiate or ... As a specimen of the perfect labiate flower we may take up that of the Balm, ..."

2. Botany for Beginners by Lincoln Phelps (1849)
"labiate Plants. 475. The flowers belonging to the labiate family are ... The term labiate, derived from a Latin word labia, lips, has been given, ..."

3. Botany for Beginners: An Introduction to 'Mrs. Lincoln's Lectures on Botany' by Lincoln Phelps (1856)
"labiate Plants. 475. The flowers belonging to the labiate family are monb- ... The term labiate, derived from a Latin word labia, lips, has been given, ..."

4. The Fifth Reader of the School and Family Series by Marcius Willson (1863)
"THE plants of the labiate family, which number nearly twenty-four hundred species, are easily distinguished by the labiate or lip-like form of their mono- ..."

5. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"There are all gradations between labiate and regular corollas. ... 263-265), the labiate character is slight, but is manifest on close inspection, ..."

6. First Lessons in Botany: Designed for Common Schools in the United States by Alphonso Wood (1849)
"labiate PLANTS. Herbs with square steins, and opposite, aromatic leaves. ... Corolla labiate (rarely regular), the upper lip 2-cleft or entire, ..."

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