Definition of Juncaceae
1. Noun. Tufted herbs resembling grasses: rushes.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Member holonyms: Rush, Genus Juncus, Juncus
Group relationships: Liliales, Order Liliales
Lexicographical Neighbors of Juncaceae
Literary usage of Juncaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1896)
"Juncaceae Vent. Tabl. 2: 150. 1799.* RUSH FAMILY. Perennial or sometimes annual, grass-like, usually tufted herbs, commonly growing in moist places. ..."
2. Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by Ezra Brainerd, Vermont Botanical Club, Lewis Ralph Jones, Willard Webster Eggleston (1900)
"Ponds and streams ; frequent. PONTEDERIA P. cordata, L. Pickerel Weed. Borders of ponds and slow streams; frequent. Juncaceae. RUSH FAMILY JUNCUS. ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1907)
"Some botanists consider that the grass family is to be ranked as a primitive order and not a degraded liliaceous type through the Juncaceae. ..."