Definition of Family Caryophyllaceae

1. Noun. Large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes).

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Caryophyllaceae

family Caprifoliaceae
family Caprimulgidae
family Caproidae
family Capromyidae
family Capsidae
family Carabidae
family Carangidae
family Carapidae
family Carcharhinidae
family Carchariidae
family Cardiidae
family Cariamidae
family Caricaceae
family Carpinaceae
family Caryocaraceae
family Caryophyllaceae (current term)
family Castoridae
family Casuaridae
family Casuarinaceae
family Cathartidae
family Catostomidae
family Caviidae
family Cebidae
family Cecidomyidae
family Cecropiaceae
family Celastraceae
family Centrarchidae
family Centriscidae
family Centropomidae
family Cephalobidae

Literary usage of Family Caryophyllaceae

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

1. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... and the spring-beauty, Claytonia virginica), and the pink family (Caryophyllaceae), belong here. 1211. ..."

2. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae). — This family contains many species, which are chiefly herbs of the temperate regions. ..."

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