Definition of Milkweed family

1. Noun. Widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milkweed Family

milkshakelike
milkshakes
milkshed
milksheds
milksop
milksoppy
milksops
milkvetch
milkvetches
milkwagon
milkweed
milkweed bug
milkweed bugs
milkweed family (current term)
milkweeds
milkwhite
milkwoman
milkwomen
milkwood
milkwoods
milkwort
milkwort family
milkworts
milky
milky ascites
milky quartz
milky stork
milky storks

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 ..."

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