plural noun Car·i·ca·ce·ae \ˌkarəˈkāsēˌē\

Definition of Caricaceae

  1. :  a family of trees (order Parietales) native to tropical and subtropical America and Africa having milky juice, a rarely branched trunk, and large palmately lobed leaves and including the papaya and a few related plants



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Origin and Etymology of caricaceae

New Latin, from Carica, type genus + -aceae

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to cast off or become cast off

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