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labiate

[ley-bee-it, -eyt] /ˈleɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped.
2.
Botany.
  1. belonging to the plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae).
    Compare mint family.
  2. two-lipped; bilabiate: said of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx.
noun
3.
a labiate plant.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < New Latin labiātus. See labium, -ate1
Related forms
unlabiate, adjective
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  • There are usually prominent labiate processes on the mantle.
British Dictionary definitions for labiate

labiate

/ˈleɪbɪˌeɪt; -ɪt/
noun
1.
any plant of the family Lamiaceae (formerly Labiatae), having square stems, aromatic leaves, and a two-lipped corolla: includes mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, etc
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Lamiaceae
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin labiātus, from Latin labium lip
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Word Origin and History for labiate
adj.

"having a lip or lip-like part," 1706, from Modern Latin labiatus "lipped," from Latin labium "lip" (see lip (n.)).

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