plural noun

: 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
ericaceous adjective

Word History


New Latin, from Erica, type genus + -aceae

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“Ericaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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