Labiate
Labiate La"bi*ate, v. t. To labialize. --Brewer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Labiate — La bi*ate, a. [NL. labiatus, fr. L. labium lip.] (Bot.) (a) 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. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Labiate — La bi*ate, n. (Bot.) A plant of the order {Labiat[ae]}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labiate — (adj.) having a lip or lip like part, 1706, from Mod.L. labiatus lipped, from L. labium lip (see LIP (Cf. lip) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • labiate — ► ADJECTIVE Botany ▪ relating to plants of the mint family (Labiatae), having distinctive two lobed flowers. ORIGIN Latin labiatus, from labium lip …   English terms dictionary

  • labiate — [lā′bē it, lā′bēāt΄] adj. [ModL labiatus < L labium, LIP] 1. formed or functioning like a lip 2. having a lip or lips; lipped 3. Bot. a) having the calyx or corolla so divided that one part overlaps the other like a lip b) of or pertaining to… …   English World dictionary

  • labiate — I. adjective Etymology: New Latin labiatus, from Latin labium Date: 1706 1. having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts projecting one over the other like lips < mints and the snapdragon are labiate > 2. of or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • labiate — /lay bee it, ayt /, adj. 1. having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped. 2. Bot. a. belonging to the plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae). Cf. mint family. b. two lipped; bilabiate: said of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous… …   Universalium

  • labiate — la•bi•ate [[t]ˈleɪ bi ɪt, ˌeɪt[/t]] adj. 1) having parts that are shaped or arranged like lips; lipped 2) bot pertaining or belonging to the mint family 3) pln a labiate plant • Etymology: 1700–10; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • labiate — adj. [L. labium, lip] Having lips or lip like parts or thickened margins …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • labiate — 1. adjective a) having lips or liplike parts b) having the corolla divided into two liplike parts 2. noun a plant of the mint family (Labiatae) …   Wiktionary

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