Hamamelidaceae

plural noun

Ham·​a·​mel·​i·​da·​ce·​ae
ˌhaməˌmeləˈdāsēˌē
: a family of shrubs and trees (order Rosales) having small often clustered flowers and a bicarpellate bilocular ovary and comprising the witch hazels and related plants see fothergilla, hamamelis
hamamelidaceous
¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗¦dāshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Hamamelid-, Hamamelis, type genus + -aceae

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“Hamamelidaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hamamelidaceae. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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