Aquifoliaceae

plural noun
Aq·​ui·​fo·​li·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌakwəˌfōlēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Aquifoliaceae

: a family of widely distributed shrubs and trees (order Sapindales) having alternate simple often evergreen leaves, small dioecious flowers usually in axillary clusters, and berrylike drupes — see ilex

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Other Words from Aquifoliaceae

aquifoliaceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Aquifoliaceae

New Latin, from Aquifolium, type genus (from Latin, holly tree, from aqui-—from acer sharp— + folium leaf) + -aceae

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“Aquifoliaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aquifoliaceae. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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