Definition of Gentianaceae
1. Noun. Chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Gentianales, Order Gentianales
Member holonyms: Centaurium, Genus Centaurium, Eustoma, Genus Eustoma, Exacum, Genus Exacum, Frasera, Genus Frasera, Gentiana, Genus Gentiana, Gentian, Gentianella, Genus Gentianella, Gentianopsis, Genus Gentianopsis, Genus Halenia, Halenia, Genus Sabbatia, Genus Swertia, Swertia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gentianaceae
Literary usage of Gentianaceae
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, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"Gentianaceae Dumort. Anal. Fam. 20.. GENTIAN FAMILY Bitter mostly quite glabrous herbs, with opposite (rarely verticillate) exstipulate entire leaves, ..."
2. Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity by Le Roy Abrams (1904)
"Gentianaceae. GENTIAN FAMILY. Bitter, mostly quite glabrous herbs, with opposite rarely verticillate exstipulate entire leaves, and regular perfect flowers ..."
3. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"Gentianaceae Dumort. GENTIAN FAMILY. Corolla-lobes convolute in the bud : stem-leaves not scale-like. Style elongated : anthers twisted or much curved at ..."