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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the order Zygophyllales— the bean-caper, caltrop, and related plants.
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The steppe is formed by resinous evergreen bushes dominated by representatives of the Zygophyllaceae family, such as species from the genera Larrea (jarillas), Bulnesia (retamos) and Plectocarpa (mancapotrillos).
_jawása_ or camel thorn (Alhagi camelorum), practically leafless, but with very long and stout spines; under Capparidaceae several Cleomes, species of Corchorus (Tiliaceae), under Zygophyllaceae three