Definition of Pink family
1. Noun. Large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes).
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, Order Caryophyllales, Order-chenopodiales
Member holonyms: Caryophyllaceous Plant, Agrostemma, Genus Agrostemma, Arenaria, Genus Arenaria, Cerastium, Genus Cerastium, Dianthus, Genus Dianthus, Genus Drypis, Genus Gypsophila, Gypsophila, Genus Hernaria, Hernaria, Genus Illecebrum, Illecebrum, Genus Lychnis, Genus Minuartia, Minuartia, Genus Moehringia, Moehringia, Genus Paronychia, Paronychia, Genus Petrocoptis, Petrocoptis, Genus Sagina, Sagina, Genus Saponaria, Saponaria, Genus Scleranthus, Scleranthus, Genus Silene, Genus Spergula, Spergula, Genus Spergularia, Spergularia, Genus Stellaria, Stellaria, Genus Vaccaria, Vaccaria
Derivative terms: Caryophyllaceous
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Literary usage of Pink family
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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The pink family consists of 70 genera and from 1200-1500 species, distributed over all parts of the earth, though most abundant in the temperate and sub- 20 ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"Besides those of the pink family that are herein mentioned in detail, there are through our range as examples of the order two well naturalised plants which ..."
3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"Two great divisions or tribes, viz. the true pink family and the CHICKWEED ... Flowers small, compared with the pink family, and the plants usually low and ..."
4. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"... OR pink family. Mostly annual or perennial herbs represented by about 1500 species and are found mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, a large number ..."