plural noun Car·y·o·phyl·la·les \-ˈlā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Caryophyllales

  1. :  an order of dicotyledonous herbs and shrubs distinguished by a superior unilocular ovary and a generally coiled or curved embryo, important member families being the Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, and Caryophyllaceae

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Origin and Etymology of caryophyllales

New Latin, from 2Caryophyllus, type genus + -ales

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