broomrape family

broomrape family

noun
the plant family Orobanchaceae, characterized by scaly, leafless herbaceous plants that are parasitic on the roots of other plants and have irregular flowers and many-seeded capsular fruit, and including beechdrops, broomrape, and squawroot.
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broomrape family

noun
brown or yellow leafless herbs; sometimes placed in the order Scrophulariales [syn: Orobanchaceae
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