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fu'mitory fam"ily

the plant family Fumariaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants having deeply cut basal or alternate leaves, flowers with four petals of which one or two are spurred or lobed, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the bleeding heart, Dutchman's-breeches, fumitory, and squirrel corn.

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

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