milk-weed family

milkweed family

noun
the plant family Asclepiadaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and vines having simple, opposite or whorled leaves, usually milky juice, umbellike clusters of small flowers, and long pods that split open to release tufted, airborne seeds, and including the anglepod, butterfly weed, milkweed, stephanotis, and wax plant.
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milkweed family

noun
widely distributed family of herbs and shrubs of the order Gentianales; most with milky juice [syn: Asclepiadaceae
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