Gentianaceae

plural noun Gen·tia·na·ce·ae \ˌjench(ē)əˈnāsēˌē\

Definition of Gentianaceae

  1. :  a large nearly cosmopolitan family of chiefly herbaceous plants (order Gentianales) that usually have showy flowers with tubular or segmented calyx and lobed corolla — see gentiana

gentianaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gentianaceae

New Latin, from Gentiana, type genus + -aceae


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