plural noun Ad·ox·a·ce·ae \ˌa-ˌdäk-ˈsā-sē-ˌē\

Definition of Adoxaceae

  1. :  a family of herbs (order Rubiales) by some included in the Caprifoliaceae but distinguished by having flowers without a calyx and with the stamens inserted in pairs on the tube of the corolla

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Origin and Etymology of adoxaceae

New Latin, from Adoxa, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1892

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to cast off or become cast off

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