loga'nia fam"ily

the plant family Loganiaceae, typified by herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs of warm regions having usually opposite leaves, clusters of regular flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry, capsule, or fleshy fruit, and including the butterfly bush, Carolina jessamine, logania, and trees of the genus Strychnos, which are the source of curare, nux vomica, and strychnine.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.


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