Definition of Mint family

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Polemoniales, Polemoniales
Specialized synonyms: Mint
Member holonyms: 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, Genus Glechoma, Glechoma, Genus Hedeoma, Hedeoma, Genus Hyssopus, Hyssopus, Genus Lamium, Lamium, Genus Lavandula, Lavandula, Genus Leonotis, Leonotis, Genus Leonurus, Leonurus, Genus Lepechinia, Genus Sphacele, Lepechinia, Sphacele, Genus Lycopus, Lycopus, Genus Origanum, Genus Majorana, Majorana, Genus Marrubium, Marrubium, Genus Melissa, Melissa, Genus Mentha, Mentha, Genus Micromeria, Micromeria, Genus Molucella, Molucella, Genus Monarda, Genus Monardella, Monardella, Genus Nepeta, Nepeta, Genus Ocimum, Ocimum, Genus Perilla, Perilla, Genus Phlomis, Genus Physostegia, Genus Plectranthus, Genus Pogostemon, Pogostemon, Genus Prunella, Prunella, Genus Koellia, Genus Pycnanthemum, Koellia, Pycnanthemum, Genus Rosmarinus, Rosmarinus, Genus Salvia, Genus Satureia, Genus Satureja, Satureia, Satureja, Genus Scutellaria, Scutellaria, Genus Sideritis, Sideritis, Genus Solenostemon, Solenostemon, Genus Stachys, Stachys, Genus Teucrium, Teucrium, Genus Thymus, Thymus, Genus Trichostema, Trichostema

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mint Family

minstrel gallery
minstrel show
mint candy
mint chocolate chip
mint condition
mint cream
mint family (current term)
mint geranium
mint imperial
mint imperials
mint jelly
mint julep
mint sauce
mint tea
mint teas

Literary usage of Mint family

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"mint family. 4-sided stems and simple opposite leaves ; stipules none. Flowers irregular, perfect, Aromatic punctate herbs, or shrubs (a few tropical ..."

2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"THE mint family. Labiata;. Trees and shrubs, but mostly herbs, with pungent odours, simple, opposite ¡eaves, four-sided stems ; and which bear perfect, ..."

3. Flora of Miami: Being Descriptions of the Seed-plants Growing Naturally on by John Kunkel Small (1913)
"mint family. Herbs or woody plants, often aromatic. Stems 4-sided. Leaves opposite or whorled: blades simple, entire, toothed, or lobed. ..."

4. The Mysteries of the Flowers by Herbert Waldron Faulkner (1917)
"mint family All the members of the mint family which I have so far been able to investigate, with the exception of the horse-balm, seem to have the common ..."

5. Popular Studies of California Wild Flowers by Bertha Marguerite Rice, Roland Rice (1920)
"It belongs to the mint family, however, and is related to the Sage. We have many of the Mint tribe in this State, but only this member of the genus to which ..."

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