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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Passifloraceae — the passionflowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants, including the passion flower. It is the type of the order Passifloreæ, which includes about nineteen genera and two hundred and fifty species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of climbing herbs or shrubs, type of the order Passifloraceæ and the tribe Passifloreæ, characterized by the short calyx-tube, three styles, and the calyx-lobes, petals, and stamens each four or five; the passion-flowers.

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

  • n. type genus of the Passifloraceae


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