plural noun

: a large family of Australasian heathlike shrubs, small trees, and woody vines (order Ericales) having flowers with usually five stamens adnate to the corolla tube and the ovary surrounded by a hypogynous disk or five free scales

Word History


New Latin, from Epacrid-, Epacris, type genus + -aceae

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“Epacridaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epacridaceae. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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