Definition of Protea family
1. Noun. Large family of Australian and South African shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and clustered mostly tetramerous flowers; constitutes the order Proteales.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Proteales, Proteales
Member holonyms: Bartle Frere, Genus Bartle-frere, Green Dinosaur, Genus Protea, Genus Banksia, Conospermum, Genus Conospermum, Embothrium, Genus Embothrium, Genus Guevina, Guevina, Genus Grevillea, Genus Hakea, Hakea, Genus Knightia, Knightia, Genus Lambertia, Lambertia, Genus Leucadendron, Leucadendron, Genus Lomatia, Genus Macadamia, Genus Orites, Orites, Genus Persoonia, Persoonia, Genus Stenocarpus, Stenocarpus, Genus Telopea, Telopea, Genus Xylomelum, Xylomelum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Protea Family
Literary usage of Protea family
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1. British and Garden Botany: Consisting of Descriptions of the Flowering by Leo Hartley Grindon (1864)
"THE protea family.—Protea'cece. Shrubs and large trees, ornamenting New Holland and the Cape of Good Hope with some of their finest and most remarkable ..."
2. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"A small tree yielding an orange-colored dye, used for butter color. * PROTEACEAE. protea family. Grevillea robusta. Sheoak from Australia. FAMILY LAURACEAE. ..."
3. Introduction to Structural and Systematic Botany and Vegetable Physiology by Asa Gray (1875)
"... (protea family). A rather large family of shrubs and trees of Southern temperate and subtropical regions, chiefly of the Cape of Good Hope and Australia ..."
4. Companion to the Botanical Magazine by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1835)
"... greater proximity of the singular continent of New Holland is indicated by individuals of the protea family, and Leguminosa with curiously formed fruit. ..."