plural noun

: 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

Word History


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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