Definition of Milkwort family
1. Noun. Trees, shrubs, and herbs widely distributed throughout both hemispheres.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Geraniales, Order Geraniales
Member holonyms: Genus Polygala, Polygala
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Milkwort Family
Literary usage of Milkwort family
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1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing Abridged Descriptions of the by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1872)
"... (milkwort family.) Herbs or shrubs, with entire exstipulate leaves, and irregular ... milkwort family."
2. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1905)
"Poly gula senega L. milkwort family (Polygalaceae). Senega; Seneca snakeroot. Native, perennial herb, 8 to 12 inches high, found in rocky woods and on ..."
3. British and Garden Botany: Consisting of Descriptions of the Flowering by Leo Hartley Grindon (1864)
"... oftener three-lobed than undivided. The foliage is of a fine yellowish-green, and moves with the slightest breath of wind. XXXIII. THE milkwort family. ..."