plural noun
Her·​ba·​ce·​ae | \ ˌ(h)ərˈbāsēˌē \

Definition of Herbaceae

in some especially former classifications
: a phylum comprising all plants that are fundamentally herbaceous and remain so — compare lignosae

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History and Etymology for Herbaceae

New Latin, from feminine plural of Latin herbaceus

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“Herbaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Herbaceae. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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