family Melanthiaceae

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n family Melanthiaceae one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: includes Aletris; Narthecium; Veratrum
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Usage

In literature:

American Hellebore belongs to the bunchflower family (Melanthiaceae) and is a perennial.
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
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