plural noun
Em·​pe·​tra·​ce·​ae | \ ˌempə‧ˈtrāsēˌē\

Definition of Empetraceae

: a small family of heathlike shrubs (order Sapindales), having small diclinous flowers and drupes that resemble berries — compare crowberry sense 1a

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Other Words from Empetraceae

empetraceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Empetraceae

New Latin, from Empetrum, type genus + -aceae

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“Empetraceae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Empetraceae. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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