Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A great family of dicotyledonous sympetalous plants of the order Polemoniales. the mint family, typified by the genus Mentha, the mint genus. It is characterized primarily by a labiate corolla, whence it was called
Labiatæ, by Bernard Jussieu in laying out the garden of the Trianon—a name which has been generally adopted and is still widely used, although not based on that of any genus of the family. See Labiatæ.
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