Ranales

plural noun
Ra·​na·​les | \ rəˈnā(ˌ)lēz \

Definition of Ranales

: a large order of dicotyledonous herbs, shrubs, and trees including the Ranunculaceae, Berberidaceae, Magnoliaceae, Annonaceae, and Lauraceae and being distinguished in general by flowers with spirally arranged parts, numerous stamens, and an apocarpous gynoecium

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History and Etymology for Ranales

New Latin, irregular from Ranunculus + -ales

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“Ranales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ranales. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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