Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Asparagales — many genera of flowering plants.

Etymologies

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Ruscus +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is from the Ruscaceae family (genus Convallaria).

    Urban Lily

  • The Ponytail Palm was formerly considered a member of the lily family, but has been reclassified as a member of the Ruscaceae family.

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