plural noun

in some classifications
: a family of herbs having opposite entire leaves and small mostly perfect flowers with distinct sepals, clawless petals, and capsular fruits, often included in the Caryophyllaceae

Word History


New Latin, from Alsine, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alsinaceae was in 1835

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“Alsinaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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