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Meaning of rockrose family

rock'rose fam"ily

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the plant family Cistaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple, usually opposite leaves, solitary or clustered flowers, and capsular fruit, and including the frostweed, pinweed, and rockrose.
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