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balsam family

noun
the plant family Balsaminaceae, typified by succulent stems, alternate, opposite, or whorled simple leaves, and irregular solitary or clustered flowers, including the balsam and jewelweed.
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balsam family

noun
distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers [syn: Balsaminaceae
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