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- proper n. A taxonomic order within the class Magnoliopsida — very many plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. an order including the Ericaceae; Clethraceae; Diapensiaceae; Epacridaceae; Lennoaceae; Pyrolaceae; and Monotropaceae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of dicotyledonous sympetalous plants characterized by regular flowers, usually free stamens as many or twice as many as the lobes of the corolla, and a compound ovary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Ericaceae; Clethraceae; Diapensiaceae; Epacridaceae; Lennoaceae; Pyrolaceae; Monotropaceae
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According to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG), the Brazil nut family belongs to the order Ericales which is basal to the euasterid clade.
Within the Ericales, the position of the Lecythidaceae is not resolved.