plural noun Er·i·o·cau·la·ce·ae \-ōˌkȯˈlāsēˌē\

Definition of Eriocaulaceae

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



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Origin and Etymology of eriocaulaceae

New Latin, from Eriocaulon, type genus + -aceae

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