plural noun

: a family of perennial herbs or low-growing evergreen woody plants (order Parietales) native to seacoasts in temperate and subtropical regions and sometimes used as border or ground carpet plants in light sandy soil or in rockeries see frankenia

Word History


New Latin, from Frankenia, type genus + -aceae

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“Frankeniaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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