plural noun
Big·​no·​ni·​a·​ce·​ae | \ big-ˌnō-nē-ˈā-sē-ˌē \

Definition of Bignoniaceae

: a family of trees, shrubs, woody vines, or occasionally herbs (order Polemoniales) growing widely in the tropics, a few in temperate regions, and having opposite or occasionally alternate leaves and irregular showy flowers with 2 or 4 stamens

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Other Words from Bignoniaceae

bignoniaceous \ big-​¦nō-​nē-​¦ā-​shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Bignoniaceae

New Latin, from Bignonia, type genus + -aceae

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“Bignoniaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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