Asclepiadaceous
Asclepiadaceous As*cle`pi*a*da"ceous, a. [See {Asclepias}.] (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the Milkweed family. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • asclepiadaceous — [as klē΄pē ə dā′shəs] adj. belonging to the milkweed family of plants asclepiad [as klē′pēad΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • asclepiadaceous — adjective of or relating to plants of the milkweed family • Pertains to noun: ↑Asclepiadaceae • Derivationally related forms: ↑Asclepiadaceae • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology * * * adjective see …   Useful english dictionary

  • asclepiadaceous — /euh sklee pee euh day sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Asclepiadaceae, the milkweed family of plants. Cf. milkweed family. [1875 80; < NL Asclepiadace(ae) (Asclepiad , s. of Asclepias the type genus (L < Gk asklepiás a plant, perh. the swallowwort …   Universalium

  • asclepiadaceous — as·cle·pi·a·da·ceous …   English syllables

  • Calotropis gigantea — Mudar Mu dar, n. [Hind. mad[=a]r.] (Bot.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs ({Calotropis gigantea}, and {Calotropis procera}), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally. [Also spelled {madar} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calotropis procera — Mudar Mu dar, n. [Hind. mad[=a]r.] (Bot.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs ({Calotropis gigantea}, and {Calotropis procera}), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally. [Also spelled {madar} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madar — Mudar Mu dar, n. [Hind. mad[=a]r.] (Bot.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs ({Calotropis gigantea}, and {Calotropis procera}), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally. [Also spelled {madar} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mudar — Mu dar, n. [Hind. mad[=a]r.] (Bot.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs ({Calotropis gigantea}, and {Calotropis procera}), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally. [Also spelled {madar} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muddar — Mudar Mu dar, n. [Hind. mad[=a]r.] (Bot.) Either one of two asclepiadaceous shrubs ({Calotropis gigantea}, and {Calotropis procera}), which furnish a strong and valuable fiber. The acrid milky juice is used medicinally. [Also spelled {madar} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stephanotis — Steph a*no tis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? fit for a crown, fr. ? crown.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of climbing asclepiadaceous shrubs, of Madagascar, Malaya, etc. They have fleshy or coriaceous opposite leaves, and large white waxy flowers in cymes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”