Guttiferae

plural noun

Gut·​tif·​er·​ae
ˌgəˈtifəˌrē
: a family of widely distributed chiefly tropical trees and shrubs (order Parietales) usually having opposite or whorled leaves, unisexual flowers, resinous sap, and oil glands and including plants producing valuable fruits, oils, and resins, and some usable timber

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from feminine plural of guttifer guttiferous

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“Guttiferae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Guttiferae. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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