carpetweed family

carpetweed family
noun
succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family
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carpetweed family,
a family of herbs and grasses, with cymose or solitary flowers and capsular fruit. The carpetweed is representative.

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  • carpetweed — ☆ carpetweed [kär′pət wēd΄ ] n. a North American annual weed (Mollugo verticillata) of the carpetweed family, that grows close to the ground, forming a mat adj. designating a family (Aizoaceae) of dicotyledonous plants (order Caryophyllales)… …   English World dictionary

  • carpetweed — noun Date: 1784 a North American mat forming weed (Mollugo verticillata of the family Aizoaceae, the carpetweed family) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • family Aizoaceae — noun succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds • Syn: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑family Tetragoniaceae, ↑carpetweed family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Tetragoniaceae — noun succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds • Syn: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑family Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑carpetweed family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family …   Useful english dictionary

  • caryophylloid dicot family — noun family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Hyponyms: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑carnation family, ↑pink family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • genus Molluga — noun carpetweeds • Syn: ↑Molluga • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑family Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑family Tetragoniace …   Useful english dictionary

  • Molluga — noun carpetweeds • Syn: ↑genus Molluga • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Aizoaceae, ↑family Aizoaceae, ↑Tetragoniaceae, ↑family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caryophyllales — ▪ plant order Introduction   pink or carnation order of dicotyledonous flowering plants. The order includes 33 families, which contain more than 11,000 species in 692 genera. Nearly half of the families are very small, with less than a dozen… …   Universalium

  • Caryophyllales — noun corresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae • Syn: ↑order Caryophyllales, ↑Chenopodiales, ↑order Chenopodiales • Hypernyms: ↑plant order • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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