Definition of Family amaranthaceae
1. Noun. Cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs.
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Amaranthus, Genus Amaranthus, Alternanthera, Genus Alternanthera, Celosia, Genus Celosia, Froelichia, Genus Froelichia, Genus Gomphrena, Gomphrena, Genus Iresine, Iresine, Genus Telanthera, Telanthera
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Amaranthaceae
Literary usage of Family amaranthaceae
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Family. AMARANTHACEAE J. St. Hil. Expos. Fam.: 204.. AMARANTH FAMILY. Herbs, some exotic genera low shrubs, with alternate or opposite simple mostly entire ..."
2. The Town of St. Johnsbury, Vt.: A Review of One Hundred Twenty-five Years to by Edward Taylor Fairbanks (1914)
"... in 146 Mf i3» 144 FLORA AND FAUNA From tables prepared at the Fairbanks Museum PLANTS AND SHRUBS Amaranth family amaranthaceae Amaranth Green or Pigweed ..."
3. A College Text-book of Botany: Being an Enlargement of the Author's by George Francis Atkinson (1905)
"... the Amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), the purslane family (Portulacaceae, including the purslane or "pursley," Portulaca oleracea ..."
4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1901)
"family amaranthaceae. Amaranth family. Contains about 40 genera and 450 species, widely distributed, but most abundant in the tropics. ..."
5. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences by Washington Academy of Sciences (1915)
"The generic name Achyranthes was applied by Linneaus in 1753 to a group of plants now placed in the family Amaranthaceae. Linnaeus' genus included several ..."
6. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"... (plume type) family amaranthaceae Common Names English: celosia, cock's comb, quail grass, ..."