caltrop family

caltrop family
the plant family Zygophyllaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having pinnate leaves, solitary or paired regular flowers, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the creosote bush, lignum vitae, and puncture vine.

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  • caltrop family — the plant family Zygophyllaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having pinnate leaves, solitary or paired regular flowers, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the creosote bush, lignum vitae, and puncture vine …   Useful english dictionary

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  • caltrop — also calthrop noun Etymology: Middle English caltrappe, alteration of calketrappe star thistle, from Old English calcatrippe, from Medieval Latin calcatrippa Date: 15th century 1. a. plural but singular or pl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Caltrop — For the plant or its fruit, see water caltrop. Iron caltrop used in Vietnam. A caltrop (also known as caltrap, galtrop, cheval trap, galthrap, galtrap,[1] calthrop …   Wikipedia

  • water caltrop — noun a variety of water chestnut • Syn: ↑Jesuits nut, ↑Trapa natans • Hypernyms: ↑water chestnut, ↑water chestnut plant, ↑caltrop * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kallstroemia — Taxobox name = Kallstroemia image width = 230px image caption = Kallstroemia grandiflora regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Zygophyllales familia = Zygophyllaceae genus = Kallstroemia genus authority= Scop.… …   Wikipedia

  • zygophyllaceous — /zuy goh feuh lay sheuhs, zig oh /, adj. belonging to the Zygophyllaceae, the caltrop family of plants. Cf. caltrop family. [1885 90; < NL Zygophyllace(ae) family name (Zygophyll(um) the type genus (see ZYGO , PHYLL) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • puncture vine — noun Date: 1911 an Old World annual prostrate herb (Tribulus terrestris) of the caltrop family that has hard spiny pods and is a troublesome weed especially in the western U.S. called also caltrop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kallstroemia californica — Taxobox name = Kallstroemia californica regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Zygophyllales familia = Zygophyllaceae genus = Kallstroemia species = K. californica binomial = Kallstroemia californica binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • Zygophyllaceae — Taxobox name = Zygophyllaceae image width = 250px image caption = Krameria lappacea regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Zygophyllales familia = Zygophyllaceae familia authority = R.Br., 1814 subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

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