from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having lips or liplike parts.
  • adjective Having or characterizing flowers with the corolla divided into liplike parts.
  • adjective Of or belonging to the mint family.
  • noun A plant belonging to the mint family.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lipped; having parts which are shaped or arranged like lips.
  • noun A plant of the natural order Labiatæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To labialize.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Belonging to a natural order of plants (Labiatæ), of which the mint, sage, and catnip are examples. They are mostly aromatic herbs.
  • noun (Bot.) A plant of the order Labiatæ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having lips or liplike parts
  • adjective botany, of flowers such as the snapdragon having the corolla divided into two liplike parts
  • adjective botany of, or belonging to the mint family (Labiatae).
  • noun botany a plant of the mint family (Labiatae)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having lips or parts that resemble lips


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin labium, lip; see labium + –ate. Adj., sense 2b, and noun, from New Latin Labiātae, family name, from Latin labium.]


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