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a family, Amaranthaceae, of herbaceous plants with alternate or opposite leaves and small, chaffy flowers in brightly colored dense clusters: includes the cockscomb and amaranth.
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|Noun||1.||amaranth family - cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs|
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
Alternanthera, genus Alternanthera - genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera
Celosia, genus Celosia - annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
Froelichia, genus Froelichia - genus of erect or procumbent herbs of the Americas having spikes of woolly white flowers: cottonweed
genus Gomphrena, Gomphrena - genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads; tropical America and Australia