Definition of Daphne family
1. Noun. Family of trees and shrubs and herbs having tough bark that are found especially in Australia and tropical Africa.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Myrtales, Order Myrtales, Order Thymelaeales, Thymelaeales
Member holonyms: Genus Daphne, Dirca, Genus Dirca
Lexicographical Neighbors of Daphne Family
Literary usage of Daphne family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"They are natives of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, &c. ; and have tough stringy bark, like the other members of the daphne family. ..."
2. Lessons in Elementary Botany: The Part of Systematic Botany Based Upon by Daniel Oliver, John Stevens Henslow (1895)
"The daphne family. DISTRIBUTION.—Chiefly confined to the Old World, and most numerous in Australia and at the Cape of Good Hope. ..."