plural noun An·no·na·ce·ae \ˌanəˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Annonaceae

  1. :  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


\¦anə¦nāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of annonaceae

New Latin, from Annona, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use: 1819

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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