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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“Acanthaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acanthaceae. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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