Burseraceae

plural noun

Bur·​ser·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌbərsəˈrāsēˌē
: 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
burseraceous
¦bərsə¦rāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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