HyperDic: amaranth_family

English > 1 sense of the expression amaranth family:
NOUNplantamaranth family, Amaranthaceae, family Amaranthaceaecosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
English > amaranth family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningcosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs.
SynonymsAmaranthaceae, family Amaranthaceae
Member ofCaryophyllales, order Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order-Chenopodialescorresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
MembersAlternanthera, genus Alternantheragenus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia
Amaranthus, genus Amaranthuslarge widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs
Celosia, genus Celosiaannual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
Froelichia, genus Froelichiagenus of erect or procumbent herbs of the Americas having spikes of woolly white flowers
Gomphrena, genus Gomphrenagenus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads
Iresine, genus Iresinegenus of tropical American herbs or subshrubs
Telanthera, genus TelantheraUsed in former classifications systems
Broadercaryophylloid dicot familyfamily of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Catalanamarantàcia, amarantàcies, Amaranthaceae

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