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

Definition of Alliaceae

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

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First Known Use of Alliaceae

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alliaceae

New Latin, from Allium, type genus + -aceae

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“Alliaceae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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