plural noun suffix

: plants of the nature of
in names of families of plants

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, going back to Latin, feminine plural of -āceus -aceous

Dictionary Entries Near -aceae

Cite this Entry

“-aceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-aceae. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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