Capparidaceae

plural noun

Cap·​pa·​ri·​da·​ce·​ae
ˌkapərə̇ˈdāsēˌē,
kəˌpar-
: a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees (order Rhoeadales) distinguished from the related Cruciferae by a one-celled capsule
capparidaceous
¦⸗⸗⸗¦dāshəs
⸗¦⸗⸗-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from Capparis, type genus + -aceae

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“Capparidaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Capparidaceae. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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