figwort family

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n figwort family a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
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Usage

In literature:

Certain families, as ferns and orchids, go well together; mints and figworts are allied.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various
But some of these traits are shared by the plants of the Figwort family, which have also the bilabiate corolla.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
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