Is it possible to get a picklist 'label' instead of api name through merge sytax?

I have an org that has a lot of differences between the labels and api names of picklists. I’m having trouble access the selected value’s label without js.

Is there a merge syntax that could do something magical like this $

Hi Paul,

If I’m not mistaken, I think you can get the label to display by using triple braces around your merge syntax (ex. {{{$}}})