Definition of Family Aquifoliaceae

1. Noun. Widely distributed shrubs and trees.

Exact synonyms: Aquifoliaceae, Holly Family
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Sapindales, Sapindales
Member holonyms: Genus Ilex, Ilex

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Aquifoliaceae

family Anomiidae
family Antedonidae
family Antennariidae
family Anthocerotaceae
family Antilocapridae
family Aphididae
family Aphyllanthaceae
family Apiaceae
family Apidae
family Aplodontiidae
family Aplysiidae
family Apocynaceae
family Apodidae
family Apogonidae
family Apterygidae
family Aquifoliaceae (current term)
family Araceae
family Araliaceae
family Araucariaceae
family Arcellidae
family Arcidae
family Arctiidae
family Ardeidae
family Arecaceae
family Argasidae
family Argentinidae
family Argiopidae
family Argonautidae
family Ariidae
family Aristolochiaceae

Literary usage of Family Aquifoliaceae

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

1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"family Aquifoliaceae. Holly Family. Contains five genera and about 175 species, natives of both temperate and tropical regions. Hex is the only important ..."

2. A Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger (1898)
"... the Spindle-tree (Fig. 507), has poisonous fruits and seeds with a red aril. family Aquifoliaceae. ..."

3. Plant Materials of Decorative Gardening: The Woody Plants by William Trelease (1917)
"Family AQUIFOLIACEAE. Holly Family. A rather small but widespread family, chiefly of deciduous shrubs; the larger species yield a h'ne-grained wood, ..."

4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"HOLLY FAMILY. Aquifoliaceae. Shrubs or trees with alternate;, often spiny and leathery leaves, and small white, often polygamous flowers, or the staminate ..."

5. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"Of the family Aquifoliaceae only about 176 species 'are known, of which more than 170 belong to the genus Ilex. The remaining species belong to 3 genera. ..."

6. Native Trees of Kentucky: A Handbook by Sarah Webb Maury (1910)
"... f HOLLY FAMILY—Aquifoliaceae. The Holly family is represented in Kentucky by one genus, Ilex, comprising three wild arborescent species: a. ..."

7. Wild flowers worth notice by Phebe Lankester (1879)
"THIS plant belongs to the small natural family Aquifoliaceae, and is the only British representative of the family. It seems hardly needful to describe so ..."

8. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). American holly; white holly. Native tree, 20 to 40 feet in height, with evergreen leaves; in moist woodlands, Maine to Florida ..."

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