Definition of Trillium family
1. Noun. Small family of herbs having flowers with 3 petals and 3 sepals; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Family
Group relationships: Liliales, Order Liliales
Member holonyms: Genus Trillium
Lexicographical Neighbors of Trillium Family
Literary usage of Trillium family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The lily family in turn belongs to the Order Liliales, which contains in addition to the Lily family the trillium family ..."
2. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (trillium family.) Flowers perfect, terminal. Anthers 2-celled. Styles or stigmas 3. Ovules several in each cell of the ovary, ..."
3. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"I. trillium family; with netted-veined leaves all in one or two whorls on an otherwise naked stem, which rises from a fleshy rootstock : styles or sessile ..."