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

Definition of Annonaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Annonaceae

annonaceous \ ¦anə¦nāshəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Annonaceae

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Annonaceae

New Latin, from Annona, type genus + -aceae

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“Annonaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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