plural noun
Ar·​au·​car·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \ -ˌka(a)rēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Araucariaceae

: a family of evergreen coniferous trees comprising the genera Araucaria and Agathis and having large seed cones with a single large seed on each cone scale

Note: Plants of the family Araucariaceae have been included in the family Pinaceae in some classifications.

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History and Etymology for Araucariaceae

borrowed from New Latin, from Araucaria araucaria + -aceae -aceae

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“Araucariaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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