Definition of Milkweed family
1. Noun. Widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Gentianales, Order Gentianales
Member holonyms: Asclepiad, Asclepias, Genus Asclepias, Araujia, Genus Araujia, Genus Cynancum, Genus Hoya, Genus Periploca, Periploca, Genus Sarcostemma, Sarcostemma, Genus Stapelia, Genus Stephanotis, Genus Vincetoxicum, Vincetoxicum
Derivative terms: Asclepiadaceous
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Literary usage of Milkweed family
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1. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"AS«XKIM 41» UE K. (milkweed family.) Plants with milky juice, and opposite or whorled (rarely scattered) entire leaves ; general structure of flowers and ..."
2. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... milkweed family. Plants with milky juice, leaves, pistils, fruits, and seeds nearly as in the preceding family ; but the anthers more connected with the ..."
3. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"E, OR milkweed family. A small .family of perennial herbs, comprising about 85 species. They are most abundant in North America. The leaves are opposite or ..."