Definition of Family Caryophyllaceae
1. Noun. Large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes).
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Caryophyllaceous Plant, Agrostemma, Genus Agrostemma, Arenaria, Genus Arenaria, Cerastium, Genus Cerastium, Dianthus, Genus Dianthus, Genus Drypis, Genus Gypsophila, Gypsophila, Genus Hernaria, Hernaria, Genus Illecebrum, Illecebrum, Genus Lychnis, Genus Minuartia, Minuartia, Genus Moehringia, Moehringia, Genus Paronychia, Paronychia, Genus Petrocoptis, Petrocoptis, Genus Sagina, Sagina, Genus Saponaria, Saponaria, Genus Scleranthus, Scleranthus, Genus Silene, Genus Spergula, Spergula, Genus Spergularia, Spergularia, Genus Stellaria, Stellaria, Genus Vaccaria, Vaccaria
Derivative terms: Caryophyllaceous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Caryophyllaceae
Literary usage of Family Caryophyllaceae
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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. ..."