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|Noun||1.||family Commelinaceae - large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts|
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
genus Commelina - type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears