plural noun
Bal·​a·​noph·​o·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ ˌbaləˌnäfəˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Balanophoraceae

: a family of yellow or red tropical root parasitic dicotyledonous plants related to and sometimes included among the Santalales

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Other Words from Balanophoraceae

balanophoraceous \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦⸗shəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Balanophoraceae

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Balanophoraceae

New Latin, from Balanophora, type genus + -aceae

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“Balanophoraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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