from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of plants, used in some classifications for saprophytic herbs; it is sometimes included in the family Pyrolaceae, and contains the genera Monotropa and Sarcodes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Monotropeæ.
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- n. used in some classification for saprophytic herbs sometimes included in the family Pyrolaceae: genera Monotropa and Sarcodes
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