plural noun
Cel·​as·​tra·​ce·​ae | \ ˌseləsˈtrāsēˌē \

Definition of Celastraceae

: a family of trees, shrubs, and woody vines (order Sapindales) having simple leaves, small regular flowers, and usually brightly colored fruit with arillate seeds

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History and Etymology for Celastraceae

New Latin, from Celastrus, type genus + -aceae

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“Celastraceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celastraceae. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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