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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of adoxaceae
New Latin, from Adoxa, type genus + -aceae
First Known Use: 1892See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Adoxaceae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).