Definition of Family papilionacea
1. Noun. Leguminous plants whose flowers have butterfly-shaped corollas; commonly included in the family Leguminosae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Fabaceae, Family Fabaceae, Family Leguminosae, Legume Family, Leguminosae, Pea Family
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Papilionacea
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, ..."