plural noun

ˌkaprəˌfōl ˈāsēˌē
: a large family of plants (order Rubiales) characterized by opposite usually exstipulate leaves and flowers with calyx tube adnate to the ovary

Word History


New Latin, from Caprifolium, type genus + -aceae

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“Caprifoliaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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