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

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Other Words from Calycanthaceae

calycanthaceous \ ¦⸗⸗(ˌ)⸗¦thāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Calycanthaceae

New Latin, from Calycanthus, type genus + -aceae

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“Calycanthaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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