plural noun Al·li·a·ce·ae \ˌalēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Alliaceae

in some classifications

  1. :  a family of monocotyledonous plants comprising chiefly the genus Allium which is now usually included in the family Liliaceae

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Origin and Etymology of alliaceae

New Latin, from Allium, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1789

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to cast off or become cast off

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