Definition of Euphorbiaceae
: a widely distributed family of herbs, shrubs, or trees (order Geraniales) with usually milky often poisonous juice, unisexual flowers, and a superior usually trilocular ovary and including several medicinal plants (such as those yielding castor oil and croton oil), several trees yielding caoutchouc, and the cassava — see hevea manihot
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Origin and Etymology of euphorbiaceae
New Latin, from Euphorbia, type genus + -aceae
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