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

Definition of Calycanthaceae

  1. :  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



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Origin and Etymology of calycanthaceae

New Latin, from Calycanthus, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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