plural noun
Va·​le·​ri·​a·​na·​les | \-ā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Valerianales 

in some classifications

: an order of dicotyledonous plants consisting of the two families Valerianaceae and Dipsacaceae characterized by a gamopetalous corolla and an inferior ovary

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New Latin, from Valeriana + -ales

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