plural noun
Ci·​cho·​ri·​a·​ce·​ae | \ sə̇ˌkōrēˈāsēˌē, -ȯr- \

Definition of Cichoriaceae

in some classifications
: a family of herbs or shrubs comprising all the composites (as chicories) that have milky juice and flower heads made up of only ligulate flowers — see compositae

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Other Words from Cichoriaceae

cichoriaceous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cichoriaceae

New Latin, from Cichorium, type genus + -aceae

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“Cichoriaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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