plural noun

: a family of chiefly tropical monocotyledonous aquatic or bog herbs (order Xyridales) having clustered or tufted linear leaves and minute flowers in dense heads

Word History


New Latin, from Eriocaulon, type genus + -aceae

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“Eriocaulaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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