Acanthaceae

plural noun
Ac·an·tha·ce·ae | \ˌaˌkanˈthāsēˌē, ˌakən-\

Definition of Acanthaceae 

: a family of widely distributed herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Polemoniales) having opposite leaves and tubular bracted irregular flowers with two or four stamens

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Other Words from Acanthaceae

acanthaceous \¦aˌkan¦thāshəs, ¦akən- \ adjective
acanthad \əˈkan(t)thəd, -nˌthad \ noun plural -s

First Known Use of Acanthaceae

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acanthaceae

New Latin, from Acanthus, type genus + -aceae

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