mint family

mint family
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
Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family
Hyponyms: ↑mint
Member Holonyms: ↑Polemoniales, ↑order Polemoniales
Member Meronyms:
Acinos, ↑genus Acinos, ↑Agastache, ↑genus Agastache, ↑Ajuga, ↑genus Ajuga, ↑Ballota, ↑genus Ballota, ↑Blephilia, ↑genus Blephilia, ↑Calamintha, ↑genus Calamintha, ↑Clinopodium, ↑genus Clinopodium, ↑Collinsonia, ↑genus Collinsonia, ↑genus Coleus, ↑Conradina, ↑genus Conradina, ↑Dracocephalum, ↑genus Dracocephalum, ↑genus Elsholtzia, ↑Galeopsis, ↑genus Galeopsis, ↑Glechoma, ↑genus Glechoma, ↑Hedeoma, ↑genus Hedeoma, ↑Hyssopus, ↑genus Hyssopus, ↑Lamium, ↑genus Lamium, ↑Lavandula, ↑genus Lavandula, ↑Leonotis, ↑genus Leonotis, ↑Leonurus, ↑genus Leonurus, ↑Lepechinia, ↑genus Lepechinia, ↑Sphacele, ↑genus Sphacele, ↑Lycopus, ↑genus Lycopus, ↑genus Origanum, ↑Majorana, ↑genus Majorana, ↑Marrubium, ↑genus Marrubium, ↑Melissa, ↑genus Melissa, ↑Mentha, ↑genus Mentha, ↑Micromeria, ↑genus Micromeria, ↑Molucella, ↑genus Molucella, ↑genus Monarda, ↑Monardella, ↑genus Monardella, ↑Nepeta, ↑genus Nepeta, ↑Ocimum, ↑genus Ocimum, ↑Perilla, ↑genus Perilla, ↑genus Phlomis, ↑genus Physostegia, ↑genus Plectranthus, ↑Pogostemon, ↑genus Pogostemon, ↑Prunella, ↑genus Prunella, ↑Pycnanthemum, ↑genus Pycnanthemum, ↑Koellia, ↑genus Koellia, ↑Rosmarinus, ↑genus Rosmarinus, ↑genus Salvia, ↑Satureja, ↑genus Satureja, ↑Satureia, ↑genus Satureia, ↑Scutellaria, ↑genus Scutellaria, ↑Sideritis, ↑genus Sideritis, ↑Solenostemon, ↑genus Solenostemon, ↑Stachys, ↑genus Stachys, ↑Teucrium, ↑genus Teucrium, ↑Thymus, ↑genus Thymus, ↑Trichostema, ↑genus Trichostema

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noun

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the large plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae), characterized by aromatic herbaceous plants having square stems, simple leaves, clusters of two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of small nutlets, and including basil, bee balm, catnip, coleus, lavender, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint, and thyme.

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mint family,
a large group of dicotyledonous herbs and shrubs having square stems and opposite or whorled, aromatic leaves which usually contain a volatile, aromatic oil. The family includes many herbs used in preparing food, such as mint, sage, thyme, and basil.

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