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A large family of chiefly herbaceous plants, the Caryophyllaceae, characterized by opposite simple leaves, swollen stem nodes, and usually five petals that are sometimes notched, and including the carnations, chickweeds, and pinks.
a plant family, Caryophyllaceae, of nonwoody plants with opposite leaves, usu. swollen-jointed stems, and flowers with notched petals.
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|Noun||1.||pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)|
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order Caryophyllales, order-Chenopodiales - corresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
caryophyllaceous plant - a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae
genus Drypis - one species
genus Lychnis - genus of plants strongly resembling those of genus Silene: catchfly
genus Minuartia, Minuartia - mostly perennial herbs of northern hemisphere often with mat-forming habit; most often placed in genus Arenaria: sandworts
genus Moehringia, Moehringia - low-growing herbs widely distributed in temperate and Arctic northern hemisphere: sandworts; distinguished from members of the genus Arenaria mainly by having four-petaled rather than five-petaled flowers
genus Petrocoptis, Petrocoptis - perennial tussock-forming rock plants; of Pyrenees and mountains of northern Spain; similar to and sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
genus Silene - large widely distributed genus of plants having mostly showy flowers of various colors: campion; catchfly