plural noun
Er·​y·​throx·​y·​la·​ce·​ae | \ˌerəˌthräksəˈlāsēˌē\

Definition of Erythroxylaceae 

: a family of plants (order Geraniales) having monadelphous stamens, a bifid ligulate appendage or callosity on the inner face of each petal, and drupaceous fruit

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History and Etymology for Erythroxylaceae

New Latin, from Erythroxylon, type genus + -aceae

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