Agavaceae

noun
chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae
Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Liliales, ↑order Liliales
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˌagəˈvāsēˌē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Agave, type genus + -aceae
in some classifications : a family of the order Liliales that comprises chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants with fibrous linear leaves arranged in a basal rosette, rhizomatous rootstock, and usually with flowers in large panicles, that includes species usually divided between the families Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae, and that has as its type the genus Agave

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