HyperDic: family_gentianaceae

English > 1 sense of the expression family Gentianaceae:
NOUNplantfamily Gentianaceae, Gentianaceae, gentian familychiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers
English > family Gentianaceae: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningchiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals.
SynonymsGentianaceae, gentian family
Member ofGentianales, order GentianalesAn order of dicotyledonous plants having gamopetalous flowers
MembersCentaurium, genus Centauriumgenus of low-growing herbs mostly of northern hemisphere having flowers with protruding spirally twisted anthers
Eustoma, genus Eustomasmall genus of herbs of warm regions / regions of southern North America to northern South America
Exacum, genus Exacumgenus of tropical Asiatic and African plants
Frasera, genus Fraseragenus of North American herbs
Gentiana, genus Gentianatype genus of the Gentianaceae
Gentianella, genus Gentianellagenus of herbs with flowers that resemble gentian
Gentianopsis, genus Gentianopsisgenus of fringed gentians
Halenia, genus Haleniagenus of herbs of Eurasia and the Americas
Swertia, genus Swertiagenus of herbs of mountains of North America and Eurasia and Africa
gentianAny of various plants of the family Gentianaceae especially the genera ... / genera Gentiana and Gentianella and Gentianopsis
genus Sabbatiagenus of smooth slender North American herbs with showy flowers
Broaderdicot family, magnoliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination

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