plural noun
Di·​a·​pen·​si·​a·​ce·​ae | \ ˌdīəˌpensēˈāsēˌē \

Definition of Diapensiaceae

: a family (coextensive with the order Diapensiales or included in Ericales) of chiefly north temperate low evergreen plants having pentamerous flowers and epipetalous stamens and the ovary trilocular — compare galax, pyxidanthera

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Other Words from Diapensiaceae

diapensiaceous \ ˌ⸗⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Diapensiaceae

New Latin, from Diapensia, type genus + -aceae

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“Diapensiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diapensiaceae. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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