Calycanthaceae

plural noun

Cal·​y·​can·​tha·​ce·​ae
ˌkalə̇(ˌ)kanˈthāsēˌē
: 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
¦⸗⸗(ˌ)⸗¦thāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Calycanthus, type genus + -aceae

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“Calycanthaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calycanthaceae. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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