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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The evening-primrose family, an order of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, of the cohort Myrtales, typified by the genus Œnothera, and characterized by the two- to four-celled ovary coherent with the valvate calyx, the two to four petals, one to eight stamens, and undivided style.

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