plural noun
Car·​du·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌkärjəˈwāsēˌē \

Definition of Carduaceae

in some classifications
: a family of plants comprising all the composites (as thistles and asters) that have syngenesious stamens and flower heads containing tubular flowers or both tubular and ligulate flowers but not ligulate flowers alone

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Other Words from Carduaceae

carduaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦wāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Carduaceae

New Latin, from Carduus, type genus + -aceae

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