plural noun Ai·zo·a·ce·ae \ā-ˌī-zə-ˈwā-sē-ˌē\

Definition of Aizoaceae

  1. :  a family of herbs or small shrubs (order Caryophyllales) with solitary or cymose flowers and capsular fruit (as the carpetweed and the fig marigolds)


\ā-¦ī-zə-¦wā-shəs, ¦ā-ˌī-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aizoaceae

New Latin, from Aizoon, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1880

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