plural noun
Chlo·​ran·​tha·​ce·​ae | \ ˌklōrˌanˈthāsēˌē \

Definition of Chloranthaceae

: a small family of tropical herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Piperales) distinguished by opposite stipulate leaves and united petiole bases

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Other Words from Chloranthaceae

chloranthaceous \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Chloranthaceae

New Latin, from Chloranthus, type genus + -aceae

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“Chloranthaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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