plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Campanula, type genus + -aceae

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“Campanulaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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