Caryophyllales

plural noun

Car·​y·​o·​phyl·​la·​les
-ˈlā(ˌ)lēz
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Caryophyllales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caryophyllales. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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