Opuntiales
Opuntiales Opuntiales prop. n. An order of plants coextensive with the family {Cactaceae}, comprising the cactuses.

Syn: order {Opuntiales}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Opuntiales — Opuntiales, s. Opuntinen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Opuntiales — noun coextensive with the family Cactaceae: cactuses • Syn: ↑order Opuntiales • Hypernyms: ↑plant order • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllidae, ↑subclass Caryophyllidae • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • opuntiales — opun·ti·a·les …   English syllables

  • order Opuntiales — noun coextensive with the family Cactaceae: cactuses • Syn: ↑Opuntiales • Hypernyms: ↑plant order • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllidae, ↑subclass Caryophyllidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cactaceae — noun constituting the order Opuntiales • Syn: ↑family Cactaceae, ↑cactus family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Opuntiales, ↑order Opuntiales …   Useful english dictionary

  • cactus family — noun constituting the order Opuntiales • Syn: ↑Cactaceae, ↑family Cactaceae • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Opuntiales, ↑order Opuntiales …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caryophyllidae — noun a group of families of mostly flowers having basal or central placentation and trinucleate pollen (binucleate pollen is commoner in flowering plants); contains 14 families including: Caryophyllaceae (carnations and pinks); Aizoaceae;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Cactaceae — noun constituting the order Opuntiales • Syn: ↑Cactaceae, ↑cactus family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Opuntiales, ↑order Opuntiales …   Useful english dictionary

  • subclass Caryophyllidae — noun a group of families of mostly flowers having basal or central placentation and trinucleate pollen (binucleate pollen is commoner in flowering plants); contains 14 families including: Caryophyllaceae (carnations and pinks); Aizoaceae;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ales — I. ⇒ ALES1, ALIES, suff. Suff. formateur de subst. fém. plur. désignant des fêtes dans l Antiq. romaine : agonales « fêtes en l honneur de Janus » (LITTRÉ) bacchanales « fêtes que les anciens célébraient en l honneur de Bacchus » (ROB.)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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