plural noun As·cle·pi·a·da·ce·ae

Definition of Asclepiadaceae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of asclepiadaceae

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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