from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a small natural family of spiny shrubs or trees of the southwestern U. S.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of dicotyledonous choripetalous plants of the order Hypericales, consisting of the the single genus Fouquieria (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small family of spiny shrubs or trees of southwestern United States
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In particular, the families Lamiaceae and Fouquieriaceae show considerable radiation within the ecoregion.