Definition of Proteaceae

1. Noun. Large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proteaceae

Prosopis glandulosa
Prosopis juliflora
Prosopis juliiflora
Prosopis pubescens
Prosopium
Prosopium cylindraceum
Prosopium williamsonii
Prosper
Prosper Meniere
Prosser
Prostigmin
Protagoras
Protagorean
Protea cynaroides
Protea mellifera
Proteaceae
Proteales
Protean
Proteas
Protector of Boundaries
Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
Proteidae
Proteles
Proteles cristata
Proterochampsa
Proterozoic
Proterozoic aeon
Proterozoic eon
Protestancy
Protestant

Literary usage of Proteaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Systematic Anatomy of the Dicotyledons: A Handbook for Laboratories of Pure by Hans Solereder (1908)
"proteaceae. i. REVIEW OF THE ANATOMICAL FEATURES. Existing investigations point to the following anatomical characters as common to the proteaceae : (a) in ..."

2. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1851)
"These remarks are illustrated by the distribution of the proteaceae, ... The proteaceae are generally, though very unequally, spread over all the great ..."

3. Illustrated Official Handbook of the Cape and South Africa: A Résumé of the by John Noble (1893)
"proteaceae form the third Order of the Australian Flora, and the fourth of this Region. ... There is no genus of Rutaceae or proteaceae; and only three of ..."

4. Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles Lyell, Bart. by Charles Lyell (1881)
"He does not say to what other order we may suppose that all these leaves, so like those of proteaceae, may belong. I suspect from one expression in his ..."

5. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1838)
"Ovules not more than 4 to each carpel (exc. some proteaceae with stipitate ovaries) ; seed not more than 1 maturing for each carpel (exc. in proteaceae). ..."

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