plural noun

in some classifications
: an order of low evergreen plants distinguished from those of the order Ericales by a tricarpellate ovary and stamens in two whorls of which one is reduced to staminodia see diapensiaceae

Word History


New Latin, from Diapensia + -ales

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“Diapensiales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diapensiales. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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