plural noun
Ca·​bom·​ba·​ce·​ae | \ ˌkaˌbämˈbāsēˌē \

Definition of Cabombaceae

in some classifications
: a small family of aquatic plants comprising those members of the family Nymphaeaceae that constitute the genera Cabomba and Brasenia and have flowers with three or four persistent sepals and petals and distinct coriaceous carpels

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First Known Use of Cabombaceae

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cabombaceae

New Latin, from Cabomba, type genus + -aceae

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“Cabombaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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