Cunoniaceae

plural noun

Cu·​no·​ni·​a·​ce·​ae
kyüˌnōnēˈāsēˌē
: 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
cunoniaceous
⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cunonia, type genus + -aceae

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“Cunoniaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cunoniaceae. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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