Ranales

plural noun

Ra·​na·​les
rəˈnā(ˌ)lēz
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Apr. 2024.

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