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

Definition of Caricaceae

: 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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Other Words from Caricaceae

caricaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦kāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Caricaceae

New Latin, from Carica, type genus + -aceae

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“Caricaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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