Definition of Madder family
1. Noun. Widely distributed family of mostly tropical trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Order Rubiales, Rubiales
Member holonyms: Madderwort, Rubiaceous Plant, Genus Rubia, Rubia, Asperula, Genus Asperula, Calycophyllum, Genus Calycophyllum, Chiococca, Genus Chiococca, Coffea, Genus Coffea, Genus Chinchona, Genus Cinchona, Galium, Genus Galium, Genus Gardenia, Genus Genipa, Genus Hamelia, Genus Mitchella, Mitchella, Genus Nauclea, Nauclea, Genus Pinckneya, Pinckneya, Genus Psychotria, Psychotria, Genus Sarcocephalus, Sarcocephalus, Genus Vangueria, Vangueria
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madder Family
Literary usage of Madder family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"madder family. Herbs, shrubs, or trees, with simple, opposite or sometimes verticillate, mostly stipulate leaves, and perfect, often dimorphous or ..."
2. Southern Wild Flowers and Trees: Together with Shrubs, Vines and Various by Alice Lounsberry (1901)
"THE madder family. R ubi ace œ. Trees, shrubs or herbs with mostly simple, opposite, stipulate leaves, rarely whorled, and which bear perfect, regular, ..."
3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... madder family. Like the preceding family, but with stipules between the opposite (or sometimes ternately whorled) entire leaves, or else (as in Galium) ..."
4. Blossom Hosts and Insect Guests: How the Heath Family, the Bluets, the by William Hamilton Gibson (1901)
"THE little Quaker-ladies of the fields are by far the most interesting of the madder family, and are also the best examples of what are known as "dimorphic ..."
5. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"madder family (Rubiaceae) Partridge Vine, Twin-berry; Mitchella Vine; Squaw- berry Mitchella repens Flowers—Waxy, white (pink in ..."