Combretaceae

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

Definition of Combretaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Combretaceae

combretaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Combretaceae

New Latin, from Combretum, type genus + -aceae

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“Combretaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Combretaceae. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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