Chloranthaceae

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

Definition of Chloranthaceae

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

chloranthaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chloranthaceae

New Latin, from Chloranthus, type genus + -aceae


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