Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cohort of the polypetalous series Calycifloræ, known by its undivided style and two or more ovules in each cell of the ovary, which is united to the calyx, or included in it.
  • A large order of dicotyledonous chiefly choripetalous plants.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A natural order of trees and shrubs including the myrtle family, Myrtaceae; Combretaceae; Elaeagnaceae; Haloragidaceae; Melastomaceae; Lecythidaceae; Lythraceae; Rhizophoraceae; Onagraceae; Lecythidaceae; and Punicaceae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic order within the class Magnoliopsida — many flowering plants including myrtles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Myrtaceae; Combretaceae; Elaeagnaceae; Haloragidaceae; Melastomaceae; Lecythidaceae; Lythraceae; Rhizophoraceae; Onagraceae; Lecythidaceae; Punicaceae

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Examples

  • Lydes and Lalages, the Myrtales, Phrynes, and Glyceras of his other poems.

    Horace

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