Euphorbiaceae

plural noun Eu·phor·bi·a·ce·ae

Definition of Euphorbiaceae

  1. :  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

euphorbiaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of euphorbiaceae

New Latin, from Euphorbia, type genus + -aceae


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