Definition of Commelinaceae
1. Noun. Large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Commelinales, Order Commelinales, Order Xyridales, Xyridales
Member holonyms: Genus Commelina, Dayflower, Spiderwort, Genus Tradescantia, Tradescantia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commelinaceae
Literary usage of Commelinaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Commelinaceae Reichenb. Consp. 57. 1828. SPIDERWORT FAMILY. Perennial or annual leafy herbs with regular or irregular perfect and often showy flowers in ..."
2. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"SPIDERWORT FAMILY (Commelinaceae) Virginia, or Common Day-flower Commelina virginica Flowers—Blue, 1 in. broad or less, irregular, grouped at end of stem, ..."