Acanthaceae

plural noun

Ac·​an·​tha·​ce·​ae
ˌaˌkanˈthāsēˌē,
ˌakən-
: a family of widely distributed herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Polemoniales) having opposite leaves and tubular bracted irregular flowers with two or four stamens
acanthaceous
¦aˌkan¦thāshəs
¦akən-
adjective
acanthad
əˈkan(t)thəd
-nˌthad
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Acanthus, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acanthaceae was in 1819

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“Acanthaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acanthaceae. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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