four-o'clock family


noun

the plant family Nyctaginaceae, characterized by chiefly tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having colored, petallike bracts beneath petalless flowers and winged or grooved dry fruit, and including the bougainvillea and four-o'clock.

Nearby words

  1. four-letter word,
  2. four-letter words,
  3. four-masted,
  4. four-masted brig,
  5. four-o'clock,
  6. four-on-the-floor,
  7. four-part,
  8. four-part harmony,
  9. four-poster,
  10. four-rowed barley

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