Cornaceae

plural noun

Cor·​na·​ce·​ae
kȯrˈnāsēˌē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cornus, type genus + -aceae

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“Cornaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cornaceae. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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