from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an order of plants which includes the Campanulaceae; Lobeliaceae; Cucurbitaceae; Goodeniaceae; Stylidiaceae; Calyceraceae; and Compositae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of dicotyledonous sympetalous plants, regarded as the most highly developed in the vegetable kingdom and last to make their appearance in the geological history of the globe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an order of plants of the subclass Asteridae including: Campanulaceae; Lobeliaceae; Cucurbitaceae; Goodeniaceae; Compositae
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