menthaceous

menthaceous

[men-they-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Menthaceae, a former name for the plant family Labiatae.
Compare mint family.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin Menthace(ae) (Menth(a) the type genus (Latin: mint1) + -aceae -aceae) + ous

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menthaceous (mɛnˈθeɪʃɪəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the labiate plant genus Mentha (mints, etc) the members of which have scented leaves
 
[from New Latin, from Latin menthamint1]

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