four-oclock family

four-o'clock family

noun
the plant family Nyctaginaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having colored, petallike bracts beneath petalless flowers and winged or grooved dry fruit, and including the bougainvillea and four-o'clock.
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four-o'clock family

noun
a family of flowering plants of the order Caryophyllales [syn: Nyctaginaceae
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