HyperDic: milkweed_family

English > 1 sense of the expression milkweed family:
NOUNplantmilkweed family, Asclepiadaceae, family Asclepiadaceaewidely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales
English > milkweed family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningwidely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice.
SynonymsAsclepiadaceae, family Asclepiadaceae
Member ofGentianales, order GentianalesAn order of dicotyledonous plants having gamopetalous flowers
MembersAraujia, genus Araujiasmall genus of South American evergreen vines
Asclepias, genus Asclepiasgenus of chiefly North American perennial herbs
Periploca, genus Periplocagenus of woody vines of warm regions / regions of the Old World
Sarcostemma, genus Sarcostemmasucculent subshrubs or vines
Vincetoxicum, genus Vincetoxicumgenus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers
asclepiadAny plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
genus Cynancumgenus of perennial tropical African lianas
genus Hoyalarge genus of climbing shrubs of Australia and Asia and Polynesia
genus Stapeliagenus of foul-smelling plants resembling cacti
genus Stephanotisgenus of Old World tropical woody vines
Broaderdicot family, magnoliopsid familyfamily of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination

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