Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Myrtales — the willowherbs and evening primroses etc..

Etymologies

Onagra (“old name of Oenothera”) +‎ -aceae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Vries: meaning and definitions - Vries: Definition and Pronunciation mutation: Mutation and Evolution - Mutation and Evolution In 1901 the observation of mutants, or sports, among evening primrose plants evening primrose - evening primrose evening primrose, common name for the Onagraceae, a family of plants of worldwide ...

    infoplease - Daily Almanac

  • This last is one of the well-established English names used at the family level; others are "the grasses" for the family Graminae, and "the evening-primroses" for the Onagraceae.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 3

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