from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of dicotyledonous choripetalous plants, now restricted to the two families Rhamnaceæ and Vitaceæ. So limited, it is chiefly characterized by having the stamens of the same number as the petals and opposite to them.

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  • n. an order of dicotyledonous plants


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