plural noun

Definition of Amygdalaceae

in some especially former classifications
: a family of trees and shrubs comprising those plants of the family Rosaceae (as the plum, peach, and almond) that have a single pistil with united carpels and a characteristic drupe

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Other Words from Amygdalaceae

amygdalaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗shəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Amygdalaceae

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amygdalaceae

New Latin, from Amygdalus, type genus + -aceae

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“Amygdalaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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