gentian family

gentian family

noun
the plant family Gentianaceae, typified by herbaceous plants having simple opposite leaves, usually blue flowers with five united petals, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the closed gentian, fringed gentian, centaury, exacum, and marsh pink.
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gentian family

noun
chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals [syn: Gentianaceae
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