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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to gather or build up little by little

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