plural noun
Cac·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ kakˈtāsēˌē \

Definition of Cactaceae

: a family of plants (order Caryophyllales) consisting of the cacti

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Other Words from Cactaceae

cactaceous \ (ˈ)kak¦tāshəs \ adjective

First Known Use of Cactaceae

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cactaceae

New Latin, from Cactus, type genus + -aceae

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“Cactaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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