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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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