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 Dictionary entry overview: What does balsam family mean? 

  The noun BALSAM FAMILY has 1 sense:

1. distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers

  Familiarity information: BALSAM FAMILY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Distinguished from the family Geraniaceae by the irregular flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants


balsam family; Balsaminaceae; family Balsaminaceae

Hypernyms ("balsam family" is a kind of...):

rosid dicot family (a family of dicotyledonous plants)

Meronyms (members of "balsam family"):

genus Impatiens (annual or perennial herbs with stems more or less succulent; cosmopolitan except for South America, Australia, and New Zealand)

Holonyms ("balsam family" is a member of...):

Geraniales; order Geraniales (an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae)

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