Annonaceae

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

annonaceous

\¦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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