fumitory family

noun
erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman's breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn
Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Rhoeadales, ↑order Rhoeadales, ↑Papaverales, ↑order Papaverales
Member Meronyms: ↑Fumaria, ↑genus Fumaria, ↑Adlumia, ↑genus Adlumia, ↑Dicentra, ↑genus Dicentra

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noun

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the plant family Fumariaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having deeply cut basal or alternate leaves, flowers with four petals of which one or two are spurred or lobed, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the bleeding heart, Dutchman's-breeches, fumitory, and squirrel corn.

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fumitory family,
a group of dicotyledonous erect or climbing herbs, closely allied to the poppy family. The family includes the corydalis, Dutchman's-breeches, and bleeding heart.

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  • fumitory family — the plant family Fumariaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having deeply cut basal or alternate leaves, flowers with four petals of which one or two are spurred or lobed, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the bleeding heart …   Universalium

  • fumitory — [fyo͞o′mə tôr΄ē] n. pl. fumitories [ME fumeter < OFr fumeterre < ML fumus terrae, lit., smoke of the earth (see FUME & TERRAIN): so called from its smell] any of a genus (Fumaria) of plants of the fumitory family, with watery juice and… …   English World dictionary

  • family Fumariaceae — noun erect or climbing herbs of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa: bleeding heart; Dutchman s breeches; fumitory; squirrel corn • Syn: ↑Fumariaceae, ↑fumitory family • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fumitory — noun Etymology: Middle English fumeterre, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin fumus terrae, literally, smoke of the earth, from Latin fumus + terrae, genitive of terra earth more at terrace Date: 14th century any of a genus (Fumaria of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fumitory — /fyooh mi tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. fumitories. any plant of the genus Fumaria, esp. a delicate herb, F. officinalis, having finely dissected, grayish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers. [1350 1400; alter. of earlier fumiterre, ME fumetere <… …   Universalium

  • fumitory — noun A plant of the taxonomic genus Fumaria, which are annual herbaceous flowering plants in the family Fumariaceae, native to temperate Europe and Asia …   Wiktionary

  • fumitory — /ˈfjumətri/ (say fyoohmuhtree), / təri/ (say tuhree) noun (plural fumitories) any plant of the genus Fumaria, of the family Fumariaceae, especially a delicate herb, F. officinalis, with finely dissected leaves and racemes of purplish flowers,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dilleniid dicot family — noun family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Hyponyms: ↑Capparidaceae, ↑family Capparidaceae, ↑caper family, ↑Cruciferae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Fumaria — noun annual herbs whose flowers have only one petal spurred at the base • Syn: ↑genus Fumaria • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Fumariaceae, ↑family Fumariaceae, ↑fumitory family …   Useful english dictionary

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