plural noun
Alis·​ma·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ əˌlizməˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Alismataceae

: a family of monocotyledonous aquatic or marsh herbs (order Naiadales) having regular perfect monoecious flowers

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First Known Use of Alismataceae

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alismataceae

New Latin, from Alismat-, Alisma, type genus + -aceae

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“Alismataceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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