Celastraceae

plural noun

Cel·​as·​tra·​ce·​ae
ˌseləsˈtrāsēˌē
: a family of trees, shrubs, and woody vines (order Sapindales) having simple leaves, small regular flowers, and usually brightly colored fruit with arillate seeds

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Celastrus, type genus + -aceae

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“Celastraceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celastraceae. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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