Aquifoliaceae

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

Definition of Aquifoliaceae

  1. :  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

aquifoliaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aquifoliaceae

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


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