plural noun
Eb·​e·​na·​ce·​ae | \ ˌebəˈnāsēˌē \

Definition of Ebenaceae

: a family of plants (order Ebenales) comprising trees and shrubs (such as the ebony and persimmon) with very hard wood, entire leaves, and dioecious or rarely perfect flowers succeeded by fleshy berries

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Other Words from Ebenaceae

ebenaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ebenaceae

New Latin, from Latin ebenus ebony + New Latin -aceae

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“Ebenaceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ebenaceae. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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