Definition of Bean-caper family
1. Noun. Small trees, shrubs, and herbs of warm arid and saline regions; often resinous; some poisonous: genera Zygophyllum, Tribulus, Guaiacum, Larrea.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Geraniales, Order Geraniales
Member holonyms: Genus Zygophyllum, Zygophyllum, Bulnesia, Genus Bulnesia, Genus Guaiacum, Guaiacum, Genus Larrea, Larrea, Genus Tribulus, Tribulus
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Literary usage of Bean-caper family
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1. Flora of the southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"(bean-caper family.) Herbs, shrubs, or trees, with hard wood, opposite pinnate dotless stipulate leaves, and regular hypogynous mostly ..."
2. British and Garden Botany: Consisting of Descriptions of the Flowering by Leo Hartley Grindon (1864)
"... rising 4—5 feet high, and in autumn a useful contrast for evergreens in the fine red of the stems and fruc.ification. LX. THE bean-caper family. ..."
3. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"CREOSOTE-BUSH OR BEAN CAPER FAMILY. Herbs, shrubs, or trees. Leaves.—Opposite; mostly compound ; stipulate. Flowers.—Solitary; perfect; regular ..."