Diapensiaceae

plural noun

Di·​a·​pen·​si·​a·​ce·​ae
ˌdīəˌpensēˈāsēˌē
: 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
diapensiaceous
ˌ⸗⸗¦⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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 22 May. 2024.

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