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

Definition of Gentianaceae

: 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

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Other Words from Gentianaceae

gentianaceous \ ¦⸗(⸗)⸗¦nāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Gentianaceae

New Latin, from Gentiana, type genus + -aceae

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“Gentianaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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