plural noun

: an order of gamopetalous pentamerous dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, or trees that includes the families Primulaceae, Theophrastaceae, and Myrsinaceae and is distinguished by the one-celled ovary with free-central placentation see plumbaginales

Word History


New Latin, from Primula + -ales

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“Primulales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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