Combretaceae

plural noun Com·bre·ta·ce·ae \ˌkämbrəˈtāsēˌē\

Definition of Combretaceae

  1. :  a family of tropical shrubs and trees (order Myrtales) with usually entire often terminal leaves, mostly perfect flowers with 4 to 6 ovules, and a single-celled indehiscent fruit

combretaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of combretaceae

New Latin, from Combretum, type genus + -aceae


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