• WordNet 3.6
    • n Sapindales an order of dicotyledonous plants
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sapindales A cohort of polypetalous plants of the series Discifloræ, characterized by stamens inserted on a disk, ovules commonly one or two in a cell, ascending and with a ventral raphe, or solitary and pendulous from an ascending funiculus. The leaves are usually compound, and the flowers polygamously diœcious. According to the latest revisions, it includes 7 orders—the Aceraceæ, Hippocastanaceæ, Melianthaceæ, and Staphyleaceæ, formerly regarded as suborders of the Sapindaceæ, being now erected into independent orders.
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