plural noun

: a family of mostly tropical trees or shrubs (order Ranales) comprising the custard apples and related plants that have alternate leaves, flowers with three sepals and six petals, and fleshy fruits

Word History


New Latin, from Annona, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Annonaceae was in 1819

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“Annonaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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