Definition of Family plantaginaceae

1. Noun. Cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds.

Exact synonyms: Plantaginaceae, Plantain Family
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Plantaginales, Plantaginales
Member holonyms: Genus Plantago, Plantago

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Plantaginaceae

family Phyllocladaceae
family Phyllostomatidae
family Phyllostomidae
family Phylloxeridae
family Physeteridae
family Physidae
family Phytolaccaceae
family Picidae
family Pieridae
family Pinaceae
family Pinnotheridae
family Piperaceae
family Pipidae
family Pipridae
family Pittidae
family Plantaginaceae
family Plasmodiidae
family Plasmodiophoraceae
family Plataleidae
family Platanaceae
family Platanistidae
family Platycephalidae
family Plethodontidae
family Pleurobrachiidae
family Pleuronectidae
family Ploceidae
family Plumbaginaceae
family Pluteaceae
family Poaceae
family Podargidae

Literary usage of Family plantaginaceae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Morphology of Angiosperms: (Morphology of Spermatophytes. Part II) by John Merle Coulter, Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1903)
"This includes the single family Plantaginaceae with about 200 species. This family, with its peculiar habit, 4-merous flowers, membranous corolla, ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1902)
"... comprises only the following: family plantaginaceae. Plantain Family. Contains 3 genera and over 200 species, of almost world-wide distribution. ..."

3. The Chicago Medical Journal and Examiner (1882)
"The Plantain family (Plantaginaceae) is well represented in Southern Illinois. Plantago Major (Common Plantain) is & remedial agent of some value. ..."

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