plural noun Bom·ba·ca·ce·ae \ˌbämbəˈkāsēˌē\

Definition of Bombacaceae

  1. :  a widely distributed family of tropical trees (order Malvales) with palmate leaves and large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds

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Origin and Etymology of bombacaceae

borrowed from New Latin, from Bombac-, Bombax bombax + -aceae -aceae

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