Definition of Rue family
1. Noun. A family of dicotyledonous plants of order Geraniales; have flowers that are divide into four or five parts and usually have a strong scent.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Family
Group relationships: Geraniales, Order Geraniales
Member holonyms: Genus Ruta, Ruta, Genus Citrus, Citroncirus, Genus Citroncirus, Dictamnus, Genus Dictamnus, Fortunella, Genus Fortunella, Genus Phellodendron, Phellodendron, Genus Poncirus, Poncirus, Genus Zanthoxylum, Zanthoxylum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rue Family
Literary usage of Rue family
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"rue family. Trees or shrubs, rarely herbs, with heavy-scented and glandular-punctate foliage, alternate or opposite mainly compound exstipulate leaves, ..."
2. Materia medica and therapeutics: Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Douglas Fergusson Phillips (1874)
"THE rue family. AN order of exogenous shrubs, and one or two herbaceous plants, numbering 500 species, and belonging chiefly to warm countries of the ..."
3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... rue family. Known by the transparent clots or glands resembling punctures (wanting in No. 4) in the simple or compound leaves, containing a pungent or ..."
4. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... rue family. Known by the transparent dots or glands resembling punctures (wanting in No. 4) in the simple or compound leaves, containing a pungent or ..."