Cyanastraceae

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

Definition of Cyanastraceae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cyanastraceae

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


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