plural noun
Be·​go·​ni·​a·​ce·​ae | \ bi-ˌgō-nē-ˈā-sē-ˌē, bē- \

Definition of Begoniaceae

: a family of monoecious plants (order Parietales) distinguished by the asymmetrical leaves and consisting of five tropical genera of which Begonia is much the largest

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Other Words from Begoniaceae

begoniaceous \ bi-​¦gō-​nē-​¦ā-​shəs , bē-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Begoniaceae

New Latin, from Begonia, type genus + -aceae

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“Begoniaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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