plural noun
Bu·​to·​ma·​ce·​ae | \ ˌbyütəˈmāsēˌē \

Definition of Butomaceae

: a small family of monocotyledonous water or marsh herbs (order Naiadales) distinguished chiefly by the many ovules and the dehiscent carpels of the fruit — compare water poppy

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Other Words from Butomaceae

butomaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦māshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Butomaceae

New Latin, from Butomus, type genus + -aceae

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“Butomaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Butomaceae. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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