plural noun
Er·​i·​ca·​ce·​ae | \ ˌerəˈkāsēˌē \

Definition of Ericaceae

: a family of plants (order Ericales) comprising the heaths and various related plants, being predominantly shrubs, and having usually distinct stamens borne on a disk and an ovary with four or more locules

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Other Words from Ericaceae

ericaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗shəs How to pronounce Ericaceae (audio) \ adjective

History and Etymology for Ericaceae

New Latin, from Erica, type genus + -aceae

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“Ericaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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