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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A class of plants in the Linnæan system, whose stamens grow out of, or are united with, the pistil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The twentieth class in the vegetable system of Linnæus, characterized by having gynandrous flowers, as in all orchidaceous plants.

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