family rubiaceae definition

  • noun:
    • widely distributed family of mostly exotic trees and shrubs and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry
    • commonly distributed group of mostly tropical timber and herbs; includes coffee and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry
    • extensively distributed group of mainly exotic bushes and natural herbs; includes coffee-and chinchona and gardenia and madder and bedstraws and partridgeberry

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