Balanophoraceae

plural noun

Bal·​a·​noph·​o·​ra·​ce·​ae
ˌbaləˌnäfəˈrāsēˌē
: a family of yellow or red tropical root parasitic dicotyledonous plants related to and sometimes included among the Santalales
balanophoraceous
¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦⸗shəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Balanophora, type genus + -aceae

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Balanophoraceae was in 1848

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“Balanophoraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balanophoraceae. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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