plural noun
Car·​y·​o·​ca·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ ¦karē(ˌ)ōkəˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Caryocaraceae

: a family of tropical South American trees (order Parietales) differing from Theaceae in having coherent petals and separate styles

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Other Words from Caryocaraceae

caryocaraceous \ -​kə¦rāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Caryocaraceae

New Latin, from Caryocar, type genus + -aceae

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“Caryocaraceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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