Cyanastraceae

plural noun
Cy·​a·​nas·​tra·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsīəˌnaˈstrāsēˌē \

Definition of Cyanastraceae

: a small family (order Xyridales) consisting of a single genus (Cyanastrum) of tropical African bog or aquatic herbs with tuberous rootstocks and paniculate or racemose flowers

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History and Etymology for Cyanastraceae

New Latin, from Cyanastrum, type genus (from cyan- + Latin astrum star, from Greek astron) + -aceae

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“Cyanastraceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyanastraceae. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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