from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In De Candolle's classification, a subclass of polypetalous dicotyledons, in which the corolla and stamens are inserted upon a disk which is coherent with the calyx, and which is sometimes, with the calyx, adnate to the ovary. It includes the Leguminosæ, Rosaceæ, Saxifragaceæ, and other related orders.


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