Definition of Family plantaginaceae
1. Noun. Cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Plantaginales, Plantaginales
Member holonyms: Genus Plantago, Plantago
Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Plantaginaceae
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. ..."