plural noun
Cis·​ta·​ce·​ae | \ siˈstāsēˌē \

Definition of Cistaceae

: a family of shrubs or somewhat woody herbs (order Parietales) with simple entire leaves and a capsular fruit

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Other Words from Cistaceae

cistaceous \ (ˈ)si¦stāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cistaceae

New Latin, from Cistus, type genus + -aceae

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“Cistaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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