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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Origin and Etymology of ranales
New Latin, irregular from Ranunculus + -ales
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