plural noun
An·​a·​car·​di·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌanəˌkärdēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Anacardiaceae

: a widely distributed family of trees and shrubs (order Sapindales) comprising the sumacs, cashews, and related plants and having compound leaves, small regular dioecious or perfect flowers, and drupaceous fruits

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Other Words from Anacardiaceae

anacardiaceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Anacardiaceae

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anacardiaceae

New Latin, from Anacardium, type genus + -aceae

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“Anacardiaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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