plural noun

: a family of trees, shrubs, or woody vines (order Parietales) with stamens distinct or in fascicles adnate to the petals and a single multiloculate pistil

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Actinidia actinidia + -aceae -aceae

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Actinidiaceae was in 1924

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“Actinidiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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