plural noun

: an order of metachlamydeous dicotyledonous plants embracing the families Aristolochiaceae, Rafflesiaceae, and Hydnoraceae and distinguished by the tubular petaloid perianth, inferior ovary, and numerous stamens free from the perianth

Word History


New Latin, from Aristolochia + -ales

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“Aristolochiales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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