evening primrose family

evening primrose family
the plant family Onagraceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having simple leaves, showy flowers with four sepals and four petals, and fruit in the form of a berry or a capsule, and including the clarkia, evening primrose, fuchsia, and willow herb.

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  • evening-primrose family — noun a large and widely distributed family of plants of the order Myrtales • Syn: ↑Onagraceae, ↑family Onagraceae • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Myrtales, ↑order Myrtales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • evening primrose family — the plant family Onagraceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having simple leaves, showy flowers with four sepals and four petals, and fruit in the form of a berry or a capsule, and including the clarkia, evening primrose, fuchsia, and willow… …   Universalium

  • evening primrose — n. any of a genus (Oenothera) of plants of the evening primrose family, with yellow, pink, or white flowers, many of which open in the evening …   English World dictionary

  • evening primrose — noun any of several plants of the family Onagraceae • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑enchanter s nightshade, ↑common evening primrose, ↑German rampion, ↑Oenothera biennis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • evening primrose — noun Date: 1804 any of several dicotyledonous plants of a family (Onagraceae, the evening primrose family) and especially of the type genus (Oenothera); especially a coarse biennial herb (O. biennis) of North America with yellow flowers that open …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • evening-primrose — [ēv′niŋprim′rōz΄] adj. designating a family (Onagraceae, order Myrtales) of dicotyledonous plants found chiefly in temperate America, including the fuchsia, sundrops, and willow herbs * * * …   Universalium

  • evening-primrose — [ēv′niŋprim′rōz΄] adj. designating a family (Onagraceae, order Myrtales) of dicotyledonous plants found chiefly in temperate America, including the fuchsia, sundrops, and willow herbs …   English World dictionary

  • evening primrose — 1. a plant, Oenothera biennis, having yellow flowers that open at nightfall. 2. any of various plants of the same or related genera. [1800 10] * * * Any of various species of herbaceous plants of the genus Oenothera (family Onagraceae). They are… …   Universalium

  • evening primrose — /ivnɪŋ ˈprɪmroʊz/ (say eevning primrohz) noun 1. a plant, Oenothera biennis, family Onagraceae, with yellow flowers that open at nightfall. 2. any of various plants of the same or related genera, displaying similar behaviour …  

  • primrose — /prim rohz /, n. 1. any plant of the genus Primula, as P. vulgaris (English primrose), of Europe, having yellow flowers, or P. sinensis (Chinese primrose), of China, having flowers in a variety of colors. Cf. primrose family. 2. See evening… …   Universalium

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