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

Definition of Adoxaceae

: 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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First Known Use of Adoxaceae

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adoxaceae

New Latin, from Adoxa, type genus + -aceae

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“Adoxaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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