Apocynaceae

plural noun Apoc·y·na·ce·ae \ əˌpäsəˈnāsēˌē , ˌapəsəˈ- , -əˌsīˈ- \

Definition of Apocynaceae

:a family of chiefly tropical herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Gentianales) having a milky juice, simple entire leaves, often showy flowers, and a fruit consisting of two follicles or drupes — compare dogbane, oleander, periwinkle

apocynaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of apocynaceae

New Latin, from Apocynum, type genus + -aceae


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