Definition of Family Zingiberaceae
1. Noun. A family of tropical monocotyledonous plants of order Musales.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Musales, Order Musales
Member holonyms: Genus Zingiber, Zingiber, Curcuma, Genus Curcuma, Alpinia, Genus Alpinia, Genus Languas, Genus Zerumbet, Aframomum, Genus Aframomum, Elettaria, Genus Elettaria
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Zingiberaceae
Literary usage of Family Zingiberaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Karen People of Burma: A Study in Anthropology and Ethnology by Harry Ignatius Marshall (1922)
"Certain plants of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) growing in Burma are supposed to he endowed with the power of bringing a good crop production. ..."
2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1900)
"family Zingiberaceae. Ginger Family. About 40 genera and FIG. 52.—Branch, flower and rootstock of West Indian arrowroot (Mur- anta arundinacea). ..."
3. Practical Pharmacy for Pharmacists and Physicians: A Text Book for Students by Birdsey Lucius Maltbie (1910)
"Family zingiberaceae. Habitat: Africa, cultivated in West Indies. The best quality is grown in Jamaica. Principal constituents: A volatile oil, ..."
4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Francis Wall Oliver, Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Marian (Balfour) Busk (1895)
"But in the genus Hedychium (belonging to the family Zingiberaceae) exceptions to this rule were found. Thus, those of Hedychium ..."
5. The Volatile Oils by Eduard Gildemeister, Friedrich Hoffmann (1900)
"... family Zingiberaceae, appear to have been widely used during antiquity, being known by the names Eln (Ayur- v«//i,s). ..."