Definition of Family papilionacea

1. Noun. Leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Papilionacea

family Ostreidae
family Otariidae
family Otididae
family Oxalidaceae
family Oxyuridae
family Paeoniaceae
family Paguridae
family Palaemonidae
family Palinuridae
family Palmaceae
family Palmae
family Pandanaceae
family Pandionidae
family Panorpidae
family Papaveraceae
family Papilionacea
family Paradisaeidae
family Paridae
family Parkeriaceae
family Parmeliaceae
family Parulidae
family Patellidae
family Pectinidae
family Pedaliaceae
family Pediculidae
family Pelecanidae
family Pelecanoididae
family Pelobatidae

Literary usage of Family papilionacea

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

1. A Guide to the Wild Flowers by Alice Lounsberry (1899)
"THE PULSE FAMILY. Papilionacea. The butterfly-shaped or papilionaceous corolla serves readily to identify a member of the pulse family. ..."

2. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"To the same family (Papilionacea) as sunn hemp belong two other species of plants which yield valuable fibres for paper manufacture, namely Spanish broom ..."

3. Botany for High Schhools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"The pea family (Papilionacea;).—This is a large and important family. The name refers to the supposed resemblance Fig. 407. Peanuts in the field, ..."

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