Amaranthaceae

plural noun

Am·​a·​ran·​tha·​ce·​ae
ˌaməˌranˈthāsēˌē
: a cosmopolitan family of herbs and low shrubs (order Caryophyllales) having bracteate flowers in dense clusters for which many members are cultivated

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Amaranthus, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amaranthaceae was in 1823

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“Amaranthaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amaranthaceae. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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