Caryocaraceae

plural noun

Car·​y·​o·​ca·​ra·​ce·​ae
¦karē(ˌ)ōkəˈrāsēˌē
: a family of tropical South American trees (order Parietales) differing from Theaceae in having coherent petals and separate styles
caryocaraceous
-kə¦rāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Caryocar, type genus + -aceae

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“Caryocaraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caryocaraceae. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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