- belonging to the Onagraceae, the evening primrose family of plants.
Compare evening primrose family.
Origin of onagraceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Onagraceae, a family of flowering plants including fuchsia and willowherb
C19: via New Latin Onagrāceae, from Latin onager; see onager
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