Commelinaceae

plural noun
Com·me·li·na·ce·ae | \ ˌkämələ̇ˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Commelinaceae 

: a large widely distributed family of herbaceous plants (order Xyridales) that have perfect flowers with a distinct calyx and corolla and upper leaves shaped like a spathe and that comprise the spiderworts — see commelina, tradescantia

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other words from Commelinaceae

commelinaceous \¦kämələ̇¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Commelinaceae

New Latin, from Commelina, type genus + -aceae

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Commelinaceae

Share Commelinaceae

Statistics for Commelinaceae

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Commelinaceae

What made you want to look up Commelinaceae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!