plural noun Rhoe·ada·les \ˌrēəˈdā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Rhoeadales

  1. :  an order of dicotyledonous plants including the families Papaveraceae, Fumariaceae, and Cruciferae and having regular or irregular cyclic flowers with hypogynous stamens and a superior compound ovary

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Origin and Etymology of rhoeadales

New Latin, from Greek rhoiad-, rhoias corn poppy + New Latin -ales

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