Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cohort of the polypetalous series Calycifloræ, known by its undivided style and two or more ovules in each cell of the ovary, which is united to the calyx, or included in it. It comprises 6 orders, of which Myrtaceæ is the chief and Onagrarieæ the best-represented in the United States.
- A large order of dicotyledonous chiefly choripetalous plants. It consists of trees, shrubs, and herbs with simple leaves and flowers with the gamosepalous calyx superior or adnate to the compound ovary, which contains numerous ovules. It embraces 13 families, Including, besides the myrtle family, the Lythraceæ, Punicaceæ, Combretaceæ, Melastomaceæ, Onagraceæ, Trapaceæ, and Haloragidaceæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural order of trees and shrubs including the myrtle family, Myrtaceae; Combretaceae; Elaeagnaceae; Haloragidaceae; Melastomaceae; Lecythidaceae; Lythraceae; Rhizophoraceae; Onagraceae; Lecythidaceae; and Punicaceae.
- n. Myrtaceae; Combretaceae; Elaeagnaceae; Haloragidaceae; Melastomaceae; Lecythidaceae; Lythraceae; Rhizophoraceae; Onagraceae; Lecythidaceae; Punicaceae.
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