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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A natural family of chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A natural order of gamopetalous exogens, including about 50 genera and 500 widely distributed species.

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  • n. chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals

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Examples

  • "It could be in the Campanulaceae, or the Gentianaceae, the Polemoniaceae, the Boraginaceae-that's most likely, I think, forget-me-nots-but it could even be a variant of this one, the Anemone patens."

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  • Within the Gentianaceae, taxa within the genus Gentianopsis are collectively known as the fringed gentians.

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  • Xanthones of the Gentianaceae -- II * 1: Frasera albicaulis Dougl. ex Griesb..

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  • My last photographs for the series on the Gentianaceae today, though the series will continue until Friday.

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