plural noun
Ber·​ber·​i·​da·​ce·​ae | \ ˌbər-bə-rə-ˈdā-sē-ˌē, bər-ˌber-\

Definition of Berberidaceae

: a family of shrubs or herbs (order Ranales) having the sepals and petals imbricated in several series and the fruit either a berry or a capsule

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History and Etymology for Berberidaceae

New Latin, from Berberid-, Berberis, type genus + -aceae

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