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- n. a family of plants of order Geraniales
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The euphorbiaceae assume the form of colossal trees, constituting a considerable part of its strange and luxuriant forest growth.
As it is observed in Europe, that at the fall of the leaf the sap is conveyed towards the root, it would be curious to examine whether, within the tropics, the milky juices of the urticeae, the euphorbiaceae, and the apocyneae, descend also at certain seasons.
The lactescent plants belong chiefly to the three families of the euphorbiaceae, the urticeae, and the apocineae.