mint family definition

  • noun:
    • A large family of fragrant herbs, the Labiatae (or Lamiaceae), including lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, and thyme and described as reverse leaves, square stems, bilaterally shaped plants with united petals, and a four-lobed ovary that creates four one-seeded nutlets.
    • a sizable family of fragrant herbs and bushes having flowers resembling the mouth of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries producing four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary

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