from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A natural family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of dicotyledonous choripetalous plants of the order Hypericales, typified by the genus Flacourtia, formerly included in the Bixaceæ, but more closely related to the Violaceæ. It includes 79 genera and about 300 species, chiefly woody plants of the tropics. See Samydaceæ.
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- n. chiefly tropical trees and shrubs
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