plural noun
Er·​i·​ca·​les | \ ˌerəˈkā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Ericales

: an order comprising chiefly gamopetalous dicotyledonous plants characterized by regular flowers with stamens in two whorls free from the corolla and with a compound ovary and containing the families Ericaceae, Clethraceae, Pyrolaceae, Diapensiaceae, Lennoaceae, and Epacridaceae

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History and Etymology for Ericales

New Latin, from Erica + -ales

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“Ericales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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