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Rosidae

Definition:

a subclass of trees, shrubs, and herbs mostly with polypetalous flowers; contains 108 families including Rosaceae, Crassulaceae, Myrtaceae, Melastomaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Umbelliferae

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

Rosidae*
(* Rosidae may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Rosidae

Under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, Rosidae is a botanical name at the rank of subclass. Circumscription of the subclass will vary with the taxonomic system being used; the only requirement being that it includes the family Rosaceae... (39 of 599 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rosidae

Wiktionary:

Magnoliopsida | Apiales [subtype] | Aquifoliales [subtype] | Asterales [subtype] | Austrobaileyales [subtype] | Batales [subtype] | Berberidopsidales [subtype] | Brassicales [subtype] | Buxales [subtype] | ...

A taxonomic class within the division Magnoliophyta -- the dicots. (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Magnoliopsida

Collins Dictionary:

subclass | subset [sense-specific]

a principal subdivision of a class | [biology] a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a class | [mathematics] another name for "subset" ... (22 of 227 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subclass

Random House Dictionary:

subclass

a primary division of a class. | a subordinate class, especially one of persons who lack the rights and privileges of the primary class. | [biology] a ... (25 of 51 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/subclass

Merriam-Webster:

subclass | subset [synonym]

a primary division of a class: as ; a category in biological classification ranking below a class and above an order ; "subset" [sense-specific] (24 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subclass

Oxford Dictionary:

subclass

a secondary or subordinate class. | [biology] : a taxonomic category that ranks below class and above order. (17 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/subclass

American Heritage Dictionary:

subclass

A subdivision of a set or class. | [biology] A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking between a class and an order. (21 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

New World Dictionary:

subclass

a subdivision of a class; specifically, any main natural subdivision of a class of plants or animals | [math] "subset" (19 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subclass

Encarta Dictionary:

subclass | subclasses [plural]

a smaller group among several into which a main class is divided | a subdivision of a class in the classification of plants and animals | Same as ... (26 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716420​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

Rosidae

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Rosidae"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Rosidae"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Rosidae

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