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ginseng fam′ily, 
  • Plant Biologythe plant family Araliaceae, characterized by often prickly herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs having alternate leaves and dense clusters of small, whitish or greenish flowers, and including the devil's-club, ginseng, ivy, schefflera, and wild sarsaparilla.

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