Definition of Lamiaceae
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
Medical Definition of Lamiaceae
1. Members of the mint family are characteristically aromatic, and many of them are cultivated for their oils. Among these are peppermint, spearmint, and pennyroyal (all species of mentha); lavender (lavandula); horehound (marrubium vulgare); thyme (thymus vulgaris); sage (salvia officinalis); and catnip (nepeta cataria). (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamiaceae
Literary usage of Lamiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Annals of Horticulture (1849)
"STACHYS CORSICA, Persoon (Corsican Hedge nettle). — lamiaceae ... THYMUS HIRSUTUS, Bieberstein (hairy Thyme).—lamiaceae ..."
2. Natural History of the Azores, Or Western Islands by Frederick Du Cane Godman (1870)
"lamiaceae, 16. 10. Caryophyllaceae, 13. 11. Rosaceae, 12. 12. Juncaceae, 11. 13. ... 8. Caryophyllaceae, 57. 9. Scrophulariaceae, 48. 10. lamiaceae, 47. 11. ..."