Definition of Liliaceae

1. Noun. Includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Exact synonyms: Family Liliaceae, Lily Family
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Family
Group relationships: Liliales, Order Liliales
Member holonyms: Liliaceous Plant, Genus Lilium, Lilium, Genus Agapanthus, Genus Albuca, Aletris, Genus Aletris, Alliaceae, Family Alliaceae, Allium, Genus Allium, Aloe Family, Aloeaceae, Family Aloeaceae, Genus Aloe, Genus Kniphofia, Alstroemeriaceae, Family Alstroemeriaceae, Genus Alstroemeria, Amianthum, Genus Amianthum, Anthericum, Genus Anthericum, Aphyllanthaceae, Family Aphyllanthaceae, Aphyllanthes, Genus Aphyllanthes, Asparagaceae, Family Asparagaceae, Genus Asparagus, Asphodelaceae, Family Asphodelaceae, Asphodel, Asphodeline, Genus Asphodeline, Asphodelus, Genus Asphodelus, Genus Aspidistra, Bessera, Genus Bessera, Blandfordia, Genus Blandfordia, Bloomeria, Genus Bloomeria, Bowiea, Genus Bowiea, Genus Brodiaea, Calochortus, Genus Calochortus, Camassia, Genus Camassia, Genus Quamassia, Quamassia, Erythronium, Genus Erythronium, Fritillaria, Genus Fritillaria, Genus Tulipa, Tulipa, Colchicaceae, Family Colchicaceae, Colchicum, Genus Colchicum, Genus Gloriosa, Family Hemerocallidaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Genus Hemerocallis, Hemerocallis, Family Funkaceae, Family Hostaceae, Funkaceae, Hostaceae, Funka, Genus Funka, Genus Hosta, Hosta, Family Hyacinthaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Genus Hyacinthus, Genus Hyacinthoides, Hyacinthoides, Genus Ornithogalum, Ornithogalum, Genus Muscari, Muscari, Genus Scilla, Genus Tofieldia, Tofieldia, Genus Urginea, Urginea, Genus Ruscus, Ruscus, Family Melanthiaceae, Melanthiaceae, Genus Narthecium, Narthecium, Genus Veratrum, Veratrum, Family Ruscaceae, Ruscaceae, Family Tecophilaeacea, Tecophilaeacea, Genus Xerophyllum, Xerophyllum, Family Xanthorrhoeaceae, Grass Tree Family, Xanthorrhoeaceae, Genus Xanthorroea, Xanthorroea, Genus Zigadenus, Zigadenus, Genus Paris, Paris, Smilacaceae, Subfamily Smilacaceae, Genus Smilax, Smilax, Convallariaceae, Family Convallariaceae, Convallaria, Genus Convallaria, Genus Clintonia, Genus Liriope, Liriope, Genus Maianthemum, Maianthemum, Genus Polygonatum, Polygonatum, Subfamily Uvulariaceae, Uvulariaceae
Derivative terms: Liliaceous

Medical Definition of Liliaceae

1. A monocot family within the order liliales. Members include many common garden plants such as the lily, onion, yam, aloe, yucca, and colchicum. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liliaceae

liliaceae (current term)
liliaceous plant
lilies of the valley
liliid monocot family
liliid monocot genus
liliopsid family
liliopsid genus

Literary usage of Liliaceae

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

1. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"liliaceae. The family liliaceae consists of about 2450 species, ... Hawaii is extremely poor in liliaceae, as only 5 genera with 8 species can be found. ..."

2. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"Muilla, in liliaceae. Perianth segments united into a tube below; ... Brodiaea, in liliaceae. Plants with coated bulbs; perianth segments distinct; ..."

3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"In mountain woods, Virginia and West Virginia to South Carolina. Ascends to 5000 ft. in Virginia. May- June. Family 19. liliaceae ..."

4. The Silva of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1910)
"liliaceae. LILY FAMILY. Perennial herbs, the stems from bulbs, corms or root-stocks, scape-like with basal leaves or leafy and branching, rarely trees. ..."

5. Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by Ezra Brainerd, Vermont Botanical Club, Lewis Ralph Jones, Willard Webster Eggleston (1900)
"L . spicata, Desvaux. Smuggler's Notch, Pringle. Nearly extinct. L . vernalis, DC. Woods and banks ; frequent. liliaceae. LILY FAMILY ALLIUM. ..."

6. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"liliaceae). The plant commonly known as Blazing Star was formerly called by botanists Helonias dioica, the name first given to it by Pursh. which in the ..."

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