Actinidiaceae

plural noun

Ac·​ti·​nid·​i·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌak-tə-ˌni-dē-ˈā-sē-ˌē
: 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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Actinidiaceae. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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