Definition of Flax family
1. Noun. A widely distributed family of plants.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Member holonyms: Genus Linum, Linum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flax Family
Literary usage of Flax family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"flax family. Herbs, or shrubs, with alternate or opposite leaves, and perfect regular nearly symmetrical flowers. Stipules mostly small or none. ..."
2. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"... (flax family) Herbs (rarely shrubs') with the regular and symmetrical hypogynous flower» t-0-merous throughout, strongly imbricated calyx and convolute ..."
3. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"... insignificant ones which make no great showing and yet carry on their shoulders much of the responsibility of continuing their race. THE flax family. ..."
4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... flax family. Herbs (rarely shrubs) with regular and symmetrical flowers ; sepals 5, imbricated ; petals 5, convolute ; stamens 5, their filaments united ..."
5. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... flax family. Herbs (rarely shrubs) with regular and symmetrical flowers; sepals 5, imbricated; petals 5, convolute; stamens 5, their filaments united at ..."