Campanulaceae

plural noun

Cam·​pan·​u·​la·​ce·​ae
(ˌ)kamˈpanyəˈlāsēˌē
: a large family of dicotyledonous plants (order Campanulales) including herbs, shrubs, trees, and some climbers and having an acrid mostly milky juice, alternate leaves, and rather showy usually regular flowers
campanulaceous
¦⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦lāshəs
⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗⸗
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Campanula, type genus + -aceae

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“Campanulaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Campanulaceae. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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