plural noun Am·a·ran·tha·ce·ae \ˌaməˌranˈthāsēˌē\

Definition of Amaranthaceae

  1. :  a cosmopolitan family of herbs and low shrubs (order Caryophyllales) having bracteate flowers in dense clusters for which many members are cultivated

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Origin and Etymology of amaranthaceae

New Latin, from Amaranthus, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1823

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