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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A large order of dicotyledonous, chiefly choripetalous plants, characterized by regular flowers (except in the Violaceæ), usually numerous stamens, a compound ovary, and parietal placentæ (whence often called Parietales).

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  • n. a large order of dicotyledonous plants of subclass Dilleniidae

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