Cistaceae

plural noun

Cis·​ta·​ce·​ae
siˈstāsēˌē
: a family of shrubs or somewhat woody herbs (order Parietales) with simple entire leaves and a capsular fruit
cistaceous
(ˈ)si¦stāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cistus, type genus + -aceae

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“Cistaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cistaceae. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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