family Cucurbitaceae


family Cucurbitaceae
noun
a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
Syn: ↑Cucurbitaceae, ↑gourd family
Derivationally related forms: ↑cucurbitaceous (for: ↑Cucurbitaceae)
Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family
Hyponyms: ↑cucurbit
Member Holonyms: ↑Campanulales, ↑order Campanulales
Member Meronyms:

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cucurbitaceae — Hodgsonia male plant Scientific classification Kingdom: P …   Wikipedia

  • Cucurbitaceae — n. a natural family of plants including the cucumber; melon; squash; and pumpkin. Syn: family {Cucurbitaceae}, gourd family. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cucurbitaceae — noun a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin) • Syn: ↑family Cucurbitaceae, ↑gourd family • Derivationally related forms: ↑cucurbitaceous • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid famil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cucurbitaceae — Kürbisgewächse Weiße Zaunrübe (Bryonia alba), Illustration Systematik Überabteilung: Samenp …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cucurbitaceae — ▪ plant family  the gourd family of flowering plants, belonging to the order Cucurbitales and containing 118 genera and 845 species of food and ornamental plants. It includes the gourds, melons, squashes, and pumpkins.       Most species are… …   Universalium

  • gourd family — noun a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin) • Syn: ↑Cucurbitaceae, ↑family Cucurbitaceae • Derivationally related forms: ↑cucurbitaceous (for: ↑Cucurbitaceae) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • dicot family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑magnoliopsid family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnoliopsid family — noun family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination • Syn: ↑dicot family • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family, ↑hamamelid dicot family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gourd family — the plant family Cucurbitaceae, characterized by tendril bearing vines, either trailing or climbing and having alternate, palmately lobed leaves, often large yellow or greenish flowers, and many seeded, fleshy fruit with a hard rind, and… …   Universalium

  • gourd family — gourd′ fam ily n. pln a plant family, Cucurbitaceae, of nonwoody vines with tendrils, having palmately lobed leaves, large yellow to greenish flowers, and many seeded fleshy fruits with a hard rind …   From formal English to slang


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.