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- 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
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To know fully the mentha family of plants, he must know both the characteristic qualities of the family and also those of the larger genus labiatae.