plural noun
Al·​si·​na·​ce·​ae | \ ˌalsəˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Alsinaceae

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

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First Known Use of Alsinaceae

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alsinaceae

New Latin, from Alsine, type genus + -aceae

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“Alsinaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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