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

Definition of Celastraceae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of celastraceae

New Latin, from Celastrus, type genus + -aceae

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