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Meaning of evening primrose family

eve'ning prim'rose fam"ily

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  1. the plant family Onagraceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having simple leaves, showy flowers with four sepals and four petals, and fruit in the form of a berry or a capsule, and including the clarkia, evening primrose, fuchsia, and willow herb.
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