Calycanthaceae

plural noun Cal·y·can·tha·ce·ae \ ˌkalə̇(ˌ)kanˈthāsēˌē \

Definition of Calycanthaceae

: a family of shrubs (order Ranales) of the eastern U.S. and eastern Asia having opposite simple leaves, aromatic bark, and large solitary flowers — see calycanthus

calycanthaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of calycanthaceae

New Latin, from Calycanthus, type genus + -aceae


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