plural noun

: 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.

Word History


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

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“Araucariaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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