plural noun

: a family of South American herbs or subshrubs (order Campanulales) having flowers in heads like the composites but differing in the variable number of perianth lobes and the more or less distinct anthers

Word History


New Latin, from Calycera, type genus (irregular from calyc- + Greek keras horn) + -aceae

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“Calyceraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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