Caryophyllaceous
Caryophyllaceous Car`y*o*phyl*la"ceous, a. [Gr. ? clove tree; ? nut + ? leaf.] (Bot.) (a) Having corollas of five petals with long claws inclosed in a tubular, calyx, as the pink. (b) Belonging to the family of which the pink and the carnation are the types. [1913 Webster]

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  • caryophyllaceous — /kar ee oh feuh lay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Caryophyllaceae, the pink family of plants. Cf. pink family. [1825 35; < NL Caryophyllace(ae) the family (Caryophyll(us) a genus < Gk karyóphyllon clove tree (see CARYO , PHYLL) + ACEAE) + OUS] * …   Universalium

  • caryophyllaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to the pinks (of family Caryophyllaceae), especially describing plants that have their distinctive corollas …   Wiktionary

  • caryophyllaceous — car·y·o·phyl·la·ceous …   English syllables

  • caryophyllaceous — /ˌkærioʊfəˈleɪʃəs/ (say .kareeohfuh layshuhs) adjective 1. belonging to the Caryophyllaceae or pink family of plants. 2. resembling the pink. {Greek karyophyllon clove tree + aceous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • caryophyllaceous — adjective of or pertaining to plants of the family Caryophyllaceae • Pertains to noun: ↑Caryophyllaceae • Derivationally related forms: ↑Caryophyllaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • caryophyllaceous plant — noun a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑carnation family, ↑pink family …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnation family — noun large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes) • Syn: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑pink family • Derivationally related forms: ↑caryophyllaceous (for: ↑Caryophyllaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caryophyllaceae — noun large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes) • Syn: ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑carnation family, ↑pink family • Derivationally related forms: ↑caryophyllaceous • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Caryophyllaceae — noun large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes) • Syn: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑carnation family, ↑pink family • Derivationally related forms: ↑caryophyllaceous (for: ↑Caryophyllaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pink family — noun large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes) • Syn: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑carnation family • Derivationally related forms: ↑caryophyllaceous (for: ↑Caryophyllaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

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