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

Definition of Commelinaceae

  1. :  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


\¦kämələ̇¦nāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of commelinaceae

New Latin, from Commelina, type genus + -aceae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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