plural noun Fu·mar·i·a·ce·ae \fyüˌma(a)rēˈāsēˌē\

Definition of Fumariaceae

  1. :  a family of erect or climbing herbs (order Papaverales) of the northern hemisphere and southern Africa with basal or alternate dissected leaves, irregular spurred flowers, and capsular fruit



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Origin and Etymology of fumariaceae

New Latin, from Fumaria, type genus + -aceae

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