Definition of Cunoniaceae
: a family of trees and shrubs (order Rosales) that are sometimes placed in the family Saxifragaceae but are distinguished by opposite or verticillate leaves and small flowers borne in dense clusters
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Origin and Etymology of cunoniaceae
New Latin, from Cunonia, type genus + -aceae
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