from The Century Dictionary.
- In botany, pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the order Malpighiaceæ: specifically applied to hairs formed as in the genus Malpighia, which are attached by the middle, and lie parallel to the surface on which they grow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of tropical trees and shrubs (Malpighiaceæ), some of them climbing plants, and their stems forming many of the curious lianes of South American forests.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, relating to, or similar to, the plants in the Malpighiaceae family.
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