Cornaceae

plural noun Cor·na·ce·ae \kȯrˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Cornaceae

  1. :  a family of mainly temperate-region trees, shrubs, or herbs (order Umbellales) comprising the dogwoods and related plants and having small clustered flowers, an inferior ovary, and drupaceous fruit

cornaceous

\(ˈ)kȯr¦nāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cornaceae

New Latin, from Cornus, type genus + -aceae


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