Definition of Cucurbitaceae
1. Noun. A family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin).
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Campanulales, Order Campanulales
Specialized synonyms: Cucurbit
Member holonyms: Gourd, Gourd Vine, Cucurbita, Genus Cucurbita, Genus Bryonia, Citrullus, Genus Citrullus, Cucumis, Genus Cucumis, Ecballium, Genus Ecballium, Genus Lagenaria, Lagenaria, Genus Luffa, Genus Momordica, Momordica
Derivative terms: Cucurbitaceous
Medical Definition of Cucurbitaceae
1. The gourd family of flowering plants that belongs to the order violales. It includes cucumbers, gourds, melons, squashes, and pumpkins. It is sometimes placed in its own order, cucurbitales. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cucurbitaceae
Literary usage of Cucurbitaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"Flax strains resistant to wilt seem to lose their resistance when grown for a few years in wilt-free soil. Breeding cucurbitaceae.—Each botanical species of ..."
2. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"cucurbitaceae B. Juss. GOURD FAMILY. Fruit smooth and glabrous : ovules and seeds numerous, horizontal. i. MELOTHRIA. Fruit prickly and often pubescent ..."
3. The Back Yard Farmer by John Willard Bolte (1914)
"cucurbitaceae THE name is a hard one to spell and a harder one to pronounce, but it means melons and cucumbers and squash and pumpkins and a lot of other ..."
4. Materia medica and pharmacy by Reynold Webb Wilcox, Sir William Hale-White (1905)
"Bryonia alba. Bryonia dioica. GROUP LXXX. cucurbitaceae. Part Used. Fruit. Juice of fruit. ... cucurbitaceae."