Asclepiadaceae

plural noun
As·​cle·​pi·​a·​da·​ce·​ae

Definition of Asclepiadaceae

: a widely distributed family of herbs or shrubs (order Gentianales) mostly with milky juice and with umbellate flowers that have a prominent corona between corolla and stamens — see milkweed

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Other Words from Asclepiadaceae

asclepiadaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗⸗¦⸗shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Asclepiadaceae

New Latin, from Asclepiad-, Asclepias, type genus + -aceae

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“Asclepiadaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asclepiadaceae. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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