plural noun
Bur·​ser·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌbərsəˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Burseraceae

: a family of resinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees (order Geraniales) with alternate pinnately compound leaves, small greenish usually panicled flowers, and drupaceous fruit — see bursera , elemi

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Other Words from Burseraceae

burseraceous \ ¦bərsə¦rāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Burseraceae

New Latin, from Bursera, type genus + -aceae

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“Burseraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burseraceae. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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