plural noun

: a family of ascomycetous fungi (order Sphaeriales) having the perithecia in caespitose clusters on the stroma

Word History


New Latin, from Cucurbitaria, type genus (from Latin cucurbita gourd + New Latin -aria) + -aceae

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“Cucurbitariaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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